On 2 March 2016 the Valuer-General commenced issuing
statutory land valuation notices for all land, including commercial
and residential land, in Queensland. The effective date of the
valuations will be 30 June 2016 and will be the basis for
determining your rates and any land tax.
If you do not agree with the valuation, it is vital that you
lodge an objection with the Department of Natural Resources and
In order for your objection to be considered, you must:
lodge the objection within 60 days of the valuation notice
provide reasons why the valuation is incorrect; and
include the specific information required by the Land
Valuation Act 2010.
Any one of the following grounds are considered to be an
appropriate basis to object to a valuation:
You can provide details about comparable property sales and
explain how the specific aspects and features of the properties
that were sold relate to the valuation of your land.
You can explain how specific physical characteristics or
constraints on the use of your land mean that a different valuation
You can contend that the valuation methodology used was
incorrect and did not reflect the nature of the land, for example,
the land is rural and site value was used instead of unimproved
If you own a property that is used exclusively for farming
purposes, you may also be entitled to a concessional valuation.
You must supply supporting material when lodging your objection.
If the application is too general or not supported by evidence then
you are unlikely to be successful.
Except in very limited circumstances, such as in an
extraordinary emergency, if you lodge your objection outside of the
60 days it will not be accepted and you will not have an
opportunity to resolve your concerns regarding the valuation at the
objection stage. Additionally, if the valuation objection is not
resolved you will also have forfeited your right to appeal the
valuation in the Land Court.
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