You can object to your valuation within two months of the date of issue of the valuation and rate notice. This can be done online via the Valuer General Victoria online portal or by completing an objection form and returning it to Council.
Please note that rate payments must be made as they appear on the notice until a decision has been made in relation to the objection.
A valuation representative will contact you to discuss your objection, and you will be informed in writing of the decision.
For more information please refer to the back of your rate notice.
Please note: As advised by Valuer General Victoria (VGV), objections based on coronavirus (COVID-19) will not be considered for the 2020/21 rate period, as the 2020 revaluations are based on a valuation of date of 1 January 2020.
Click here for more information from VGV or to view a Fact Sheet.
What value is used to calculate my rates?
Rates are calculated using the Capital Improved Value (CIV).
CIV includes the site value of your property. CIV and Site Value (SV) are not added together to calculate your rates.
Why do I get charged a general/residential rate when my property is located in a farming planning zone?
Council has rating policies that are not tied to planning zones.
To qualify for the farm rate your property needs to be greater than eight hectares and demonstrate it is a bona fide farm, regardless of which zone the property is located in.