The valuation authority is responsible for determining the value of a property for council rates notices and for land tax assessment notices. The Valuer-General is the responsible valuation authority for most properties in Victoria.
If you disagree with the value of your property, as listed on your council rate notice or land tax assessment notice, you can lodge an objection with the relevant rating authority (either the local council or the State Revenue Office).
Objections to the valuation given on your council rates notice are to be lodged directly with your local council.
Objections to the valuation given on your land tax assessment notice are to be lodged with the State Revenue Office. More information on land tax, including how to object to the value of your property, can be found on the State Revenue Office website.
Generally the objection must be in writing and directed to the relevant rating authority within two months of being given the notice. It should state the value of your property and the grounds on which you are objecting.
Objections based on coronavirus (COVID-19) will not be considered for assessment notices with a valuation date of 1 January 2020 (or earlier).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Valuations Fact Sheet(PDF, 208KB)
Rating Valuation Objection Portal
Objections to a valuation shown on your council valuation and rate notice can be lodged electronically with the Victorian State Government's objections portal.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT RATING OBJECTION PORTAL
For more information on objecting to a valuation, visit the Victorian Government website here.
You can also refer to the following sections of the Valuation of Land Act 1960:
- Who can object – Section 16
- Grounds for objection – Section 17
- Time within which you must lodge an objection with the council – Section 18
- How objections are dealt with – Section 21
- The appeals process – Section 22.
If you are having issues accessing the online objection portal or have any queries, please contact Council's Revenue Officer on 03 5391 4444.