Once you receive your rate notice, issued in August each year, and you do not agree with your property valuation, you can lodge an online objection.
You will need to register your details and then complete your objection application.
Please note that you are able to object to multiple properties at the same time within your application.
Once you have submitted your objection you will receive a confirmation email.
Council will review your objection and you will be advised of the next steps.
An objection must be made to Council within two months of the date of the initial rate notice, or within 4 months if the notice was not issued to you as the occupier of the land.
Objections outside the above timelines are unable to be considered.
Objection to a valuation used for the State Government's land tax must be made within two months of receiving the land tax assessment and to the State Revenue Office (SRO). The SRO use the Valuer-General Victoria's Site Value for determining their land tax assessment.
Upon receipt of an objection, our Valuer 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 our responsibilities and yours, as the objector.
Payment of rates
If you object to a valuation, you must still ensure the rates are paid by the due date. Failure to pay rates by the due date results in interest charges being made.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning under the Valuer-General Victoria's area, have a section on their website explaining more about valuations, valuers and further relevant links for your information.
Valuation objection outcome
We must wait for the Valuer-General Victoria (VGV) to officially confirm the change in valuation advised by the Valuer.
We will send out an amended rate notice, in relation to the outcome.
Any change to the rates, in your favour, shall be credited back to the rate assessment.
Any credit amount will remain on your rate assessment and a refund will only be issued on your request in writing, via electronic transfer to your nominated account.