Property valuation

The valuation process

All properties in Victoria are valued on 1 January each year.

Valuations are not done by councils. Valuations are completed by certified practising valuers on behalf of the Valuer-General Victoria (VGV). 

Valuations are then provided to councils to use for the calculation of rates


How valuers calculate property valuations

Valuers must return three valuations of each property which are:

  • Capital Improved Value (CIV).
  • Site Value, which relates to the market value of land only.
  • Net Annual Value, which is the current value of the property’s net annual rent. This is set at five per cent for residential properties, but could be higher for commercial assessments.

For more information about property valuations, please go to the Victorian Government's website.

How to lodge a valuation objection

If you believe that the valuation does not reflect market value of your property at 1 January of the relevant year, you may lodge an objection. 

    For more information about lodging an objection, please go to the Victorian Government's Rating valuation objections portal.

    1. Prepare your documentation

      Prior to lodging an objection, you will need to have a current annual valuation and rates notice or a supplementary valuation and rates notice. 

      • The annual valuation and rates notice is issued in August each year.
      • Supplementary valuation notices are issued during the year if there is a change to your valuation. 

      Your objection must be submitted within two months of the issue date of the valuation and rates notice.

      The issue date is located in the top right hand corner of your Rate Notice above the property ID

    2. Lodge an objection

      To make an objection:

      Please contact us if you require a hardcopy form.

    3. Continue to pay your instalment

      You will still need to pay your rate instalment.

      You are still required to pay the rate instalment/s by the due date/s, even if you have lodged a formal valuation objection. 

      If payment is not made by the due date/s, you will incur penalty interest charges.

    4. Amendments to the rate amount

      If there is an adjustment to the valuation, there will be an amendment to the rate amount and you will receive a refund if there is a credit.

    You can find out the statutory requirements and obligations within the Valuation of Land Act 1960 and the Valuation of Land Regulations 2014

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