We revalue your property every year. The value of your property determines your rates. Changes to your rates are based on your property value relative to the value of other properties in your area.
Council does not generate extra revenue as property values increase or are revalued.
Increased property value does not increase the amount of rates collected but redistributes the amount paid between individual properties.
We use property prices from 1 January 2019 to calculate rates for the 2019/2020 financial year.
There are three different valuations on your rate notice:
The average increase in CIV for the 2019 General Valuation was 0.75%. These valuations were first used 1 July 2019.
Rate valuation changes
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||CIV 2018 $
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|Vacant Sub Standard
|Cultural and recreational
We will conduct a supplementary valuation if there is a change to your property which results in a change to its value. These changes include:
Supplementary valuations are prepared each month to ensure our data is up to date and you are paying accurate and fair rates. You will receive a supplementary rate and valuation notice if your property has undergone any of these changes.
You can lodge a formal objection within two months of receiving your rate and valuation notice on the following grounds:
Our valuer will organise an inspection of your property if one is necessary. You will receive a letter that states the outcome of the enquiry, but you will need to continue paying your rates until a decision is reached. Complete the relevant online form, to lodge an objection:
What happens to my objection?
If you choose to lodge a formal objection, a valuer will discuss your objection with you and make a decision. Valuers process objections within four months.
You can appeal to VCAT or the Supreme Court if you are unhappy with the decision.
Visit the VCAT website for more information about lodging an appeal.