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 collection 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


9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)


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

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
  • Tuesday, 8 June 2021
  • Registration from 8:45AM
  • ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007
  • $1045.00 (Inc GST)
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