Valuation Objections

Following the issue of Council's Rates Notice, formal written valuation objections must be made to us in relation to the values of a property, or on other grounds as specified in the Valuation of Land Act 1960.

Once you receive your Rates Notice, issued in August/September each year, and if you do not agree with the property valuation, can lodge an objection to the valuation. The objection period is only available within 60 days of the date printed on your Rates Notice.

Note: Please ensure that you are not adding any of the valuations together. The Capital Improved Value is the value of the land plus any improvements on the land - thus already includes the Site Value.

Objection Form

Objections can now be made online at Rating Valuation Objections. You will require a copy of your Rates Notice to be able to object online. (Please note it is recommended for use with Firefox or Chrome only)

Objection process

Upon receipt of an objection, the Valuer appointed by the Valuer-General Victoria (VGV) may discuss the matter with you and either allow or disallow the objection.

If you are not satisfied with the decision, you may appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), or the Supreme Court. The Valuation of Land Act 1960 sets out both the Valuer's responsibilities and yours, as the objector.

Payment of Rates and Charges

If you object to a valuation, you must still ensure the Rates and Charges are paid by the due date. Failure to pay by the due date will result in interest charges.

Valuation objection outcome

Council must wait for the Valuer-General Victoria (VGV) to officially confirm the change in valuation as advised by the Valuer.

Upon confirmation we will send out an amended Rates Notice.

 Any changes to the Rates and Charges in your favour shall be credited back to the rate assessment. Any credit amounts will remain on your rate assessment and a refund will only be issued on your written request.