The Valuer General's Office provides all property valuations used for Council rating purposes. If you believe your property valuation is too high, you have the right to object to the valuation used to set your rates. This objection, however, only relates to the valuation of your property.
If you decide to query your rates or interim notice, please keep the following in mind:
- Your written query must be made within 60 days from the date of issue of your Annual Rate Notice or Interim Rates. If you'd like more information, please contact the Valuer General's Office(open in new window).
- You must still pay the required amount while your objection is being reviewed. If your rates are amended, an Interim Rate Notice will be sent to you.
Objections and Reviews
Objections to the Rate Book must be made in writing to the City within 42 days of the rate notice issue date. The grounds on which objections may be made are outlined in the Local Government Act 1995, Section 6.76. The ratepayer should note that the rates must be paid as assessed irrespective of whether an objection has been lodged. Any reduction in rates as a result of a successful objection will be credited.