Property valuations are undertaken annually by the office of the Valuer-General Victoria.
The most recent valuations took place on 1 January 2020.
Council has no role in property valuations.
You can find more information by visiting the Valuer General’s website.
Valuation of your property
The Local Government Act and the Valuation of Land Act require all properties in Victoria to be revalued each year.
The Valuer-General undertakes these valuations.
Your rates notice reflects the value of your property as at 1 January 2020.
Given Council has this year confirmed a zero rates rise, any increase in individual rates over last year is due to an increase in that property’s value.
Why your valuation has increased
If you have questions around changes in the value of your property, these should be directed to the Valuer-General’s office using the details below.
Telephone: 136 186
Council plays no role in setting valuations.
In certain circumstances, supplementary valuations may be performed between general valuations. They are required when properties have:
- physically changed (e.g. altered, erected or demolished)
- amalgamated, subdivided, portions sold off, rezoned or are affected by road construction.
Objecting to a valuation
If you do not agree with the value of your property, as listed on your rate notice, you can lodge an objection with the valuation authority. This is the Valuer-General’s Office.
This can be done by downloading the ‘Object to Rating Valuation’ form by visiting the Valuer-General’s website.
Or you can lodge your objection directly through the online objections portal.
Objections should be made within 60 days of the issue date of your original rates notice.
You must continue paying your rates and charges until your objection is resolved to avoid interest charges.
Who does the valuations?
The Valuer General’s Office contracts qualified valuers who hold recognised tertiary qualifications and who have the required practical experience to perform municipal valuations.
What else valuations are used for?
Your property valuations are also used by:
What is an Australian Valuation Property Classification Code (AVPCC)?
The Australian Valuation Property Clarification Code (AVPCC) is a property identifier. It is assigned to your property by the valuers as per the Fire Service Property Levy Act 2012 showing your land use classification and is now indicated on your rate notice.
For more information view the AVPCC codes and descriptions at the bottom of this page.
My AVPCC code doesn’t match my property and does this effect my valuation?
The AVPCC has no effect on the valuation of your property, it is used to identify the property’s classification (residential / commercial etc.) which is applied to calculate the Fire Service Property Levy that you contribute in accordance to the Fire Services Property Levy Act 2012.
Legislation requires this code to be printed on your rates notice.