Rights and objections

If you disagree with the valuation of your land for your rates assessment, you can lodge an objection to the valuation.

Lodging an objection to unimproved value

If you believe your latest unimproved land valuation is incorrect, you can lodge an objection to your latest valuation notice.

When you lodge an objection, you should clearly state the reasons for your objection to the unimproved land value. You bear the responsibility of showing that the objection should be upheld.

Before doing so you should consider the further information on land valuations available on this website, see www.revenue.act.gov.au/rates/land-valuations.

For commercial land, in 2021-22, we are commencing a new process that allows owners to request additional information prior to lodging an objection. The additional information provided are the sales considered with the determination of the unimproved value of commercial property. The purpose of this information is to assist you to decide whether to lodge an objection or to inform any objection you choose to lodge. The request must be made within 28 days beginning on the date you receive your valuation notice. Different time limits will apply if you then wish lodge an objection (see below).

To lodge an objection, or request additional information for a commercial property, you must apply in writing through our contact us form or by post, to the Commissioner for ACT Revenue.

Time limit of objections

There is a strict 60-day time limit to lodge a valuation objection. This period begins on the date you receive your valuation notice, except in relation to commercial land where additional information has been requested.

For valuations of commercial land, if you lodge a request for additional information within 28 days of receiving your valuation notice, the time limit to lodge an objection to the valuation is 60 days from when you receive the additional information.

Under the law, the Commissioner for ACT Revenue cannot accept objections after these time limits. You must wait until you receive your next annual valuation notice for the opportunity to object.

Unit owners

If you own a unit as part of a unit complex, any objection to the valuation must be made by the owners corporation on behalf of all the unit owners.

Lodging an objection to rates assessment

If you are not satisfied with the assessment or decision, you can lodge an objection to your latest rates assessment. You must apply in writing through our contact us form or by post, to the Commissioner for ACT Revenue. You should clearly state the reasons for your objection. You bear the responsibility of showing that the objection should be upheld.

Time limit of objections

There is a 60-day time limit under the law to lodge an objection. This period begins on the date you receive your notice of assessment or written decision.

An objection is considered late if it is lodged more than 60 days after you receive the decision. If your objection is late, you should explain the reasons for the delay in the objection.

Objection decisions

We will notify you in writing about the outcome of your objection.

If the Commissioner allows or partly allows your objection, your land value or rates (as relevant) will be adjusted, and we’ll make an adjustment to your accounts.