There's a general buzz around our local area at the moment with a large increase in shire rates The amount you pay in rates each year depends on the basis of valuation applied to the property. This valuation is determined by the Valuer General's Office City Of Swan charge 6.5618 per $ Interesting, as its a buyers market at present and rental values have 'dropped' Rate x Valuation + Additional Charges = Amount Due Friends Examples.. 5 x 2 in Ellenbrook area - Rates $2,300.00 4 x 2 in Aveley area - Rates $2,300.00 .: City of Swan :. Calculating Your Rates .: City of Swan :. Your Rates Questions Answered These friends believe City Of Swan rates are higher than those living on the coast and near the Swan river? Looking at other councils its hard to determine, any other WA Investors have feedback?