Rates in Local Government - Clerical

Rates in Local Government - Clerical


This course is designed to provide a good understanding of the roles and duties of a Rates Officer.

Participants will study:
  • how legislation may dictate many of the functions of the way in which rates, and other property-related fees and charges, are imposed and collected.
  • eligibility for rates concessions, how the rebates can vary, and who may be eligible to defer Rates and the ESL
  • Local Government’s role in levying and collecting the Emergency Services Levy on behalf of the WA Government
  • fees and charges, as well as interest, which may be added to Rates
  • exemption from Rates, as provided in the Local Government Act 1995; and in other legislation
  • how Rates are related to Valuations and about the necessary interaction with Landgate’s Valuation Services
  • Local Government’s requirements to compile and maintain a Roll of Owners and Occupiers
  • Participants will additionally have the opportunity to meet and make new contacts with fellow Rates Officers - particularly when their Local Governments use the same Rates software package.

Target Audience

Rates Officers
Customer Service Officers
Senior Finance Officer*

*or other Officers who supervises the Rates Officer

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, participants should have a greater understanding of:
  • the roles and responsibilities of a Rates Officer
  • the Local Government Act 1995
  • Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996
  • Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992
  • other rates-related legislation
  • applying Valuations assessed by Landgate
  • how to resolve any existing problems you may have associated with levying or collection of rates and/or other property-related fees and charges
  • eligibility to enrol on your Local Government’s Electoral Roll
  • Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997


2 days
9:00am - 4:30pm


$1,045.00 (Incl GST) - Face-to-face at WALGA

Cancellations, transfers and substitutions
  • Requested must be received in writing via email, letter or fax.
  • Cancellations received within 5 working days of the start of the course will incur a 20% administration fee of the full course cost.
  • Non-attendance or cancellations received within 2 working days of the start of the course will incur the full course fee.
  • Participants can only transfer course dates once without incurring the full fee.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time and no fee will be incurred.
Rates in Local Government - Clerical
  • Thursday, 11 November 2021
  • Registration from 8:30AM
  • WALGA Office
    L1/170 Railway Parade
    West Leederville
  • $1045.00 (Incl GST)
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