Lodge a valuation objection
The objection period for the 2019-20 rating cycle is now open.
From 1 July 2018 land valuations were centralised under Valuer-General Victoria (VGV), with a new annual cycle of valuations for land tax, the Fire Services Property Levy and council rates setting purposes. The VGV is now the sole valuation authority to conduct annual valuations of all land in Victoria for rating and taxing purposes.
How do I lodge an objection?
Please fill out the objection form below and return the form to Council via email to email@example.com, via post to Locked Bag 10 MORELAND VIC 3058 or return to any Council office.
How long do I have to lodge an objection?
Valuation objections must be lodged within 2 months of the annual rates notice being issued. This is outlined in the Valuation of Land Act 1960 and Council is unable to process late applications. The objection form must be received by Council by the 20th of September 2019.
When will I receive a notice of decision?
Once Council receives your objection form an acknowledgment letter will be issued. A valuer will be in contact within 6 weeks from the date of issue on the acknowledgment letter to discuss your valuation objection. Under the Valuation of Land Act 1960, the Valuer General’s contract valuers will provide you with a reasonable opportunity to discuss the objection and provide a notice of decision within 4 months.
Do I still have to pay my rates pending the outcome of my objection?
Yes. All rates and charges that fall due must be paid by their respective due dates. Interest will still be charged for unpaid rates.
What if I am not satisfied with the formal response?
If a ratepayer is not satisfied with the decision of the valuer or the VGV they can appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for review.
If my valuation is adjusted, will I get a new annual rates notice?
Yes. Once a ratepayer receives confirmation from the valuer of their new valuation, a new notice will be issued within 2 months.
- Objection form - Residential valuations (DOC 452Kb)
- Objection form - Commercial/industrial Valuations (DOC 450Kb)
For further rates enquiries please contact the Revenue Services Unit on (03) 9240 1111 or lodge an online enquiry.