Property valuation and rates
Your rates notice lists multiple valuations used in a variety of ways to determine your rates and levies. The main valuation figure is the Capital Improved Value (CIV).
The rates you owe is based off the Capital Improved Value of your property.
The CIV combines the value of the land and any structures or improvements, e.g. primary residence, swimming pool, office studio, landscaping.
Find out how to read your rates and how they're calculated
Who sets the value on your rates bill?
Property valuations are updated each year by the Victorian Government, specifically the Valuer-General Victoria.
Council is not responsible for setting the valuations on your rates notice.
The value shown on your rates notice is the value of the property at 1 January of this year. All properties in Banyule and across Victoria will be revalued each year by the Valuer-General Victoria.
How your valuation affects your rates
Although the CIV for your property is used to determine the amount due for general rates- only a large rise or fall in your property value, relative to other properties in Banyule will affect the amount you pay.
Generally, a rise or fall in your property value or changes in the property market do not mean you will see the same change on your rates notice.
Objecting to your valuation
You have until 20 September 2019 to lodge an objection if you believe that your valuation is incorrect.
Your objection needs to be submitted to Council, on one of the listed Valuer-General Victoria forms:
This process can take up to 4 months, and does not suspend your rates owed in the interim.