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Property valuations

  • A valuation is an assessment of the amount a property would sell for on a particular date.
  • Your property’s valuation for 2023–24 is set at its market value as at 1 January 2023.
  • All properties in Cardinia Shire were revalued in 2023. This was required by the Victorian Government. Properties in Cardinia Shire increased in value by an average of 13.01% from 2022 to 2023.
  • Revaluation of your property does not increase the total amount of rate revenue we collect. Instead, it determines the proportion of rates you need to pay relative to other property owners. Find out how your rates are calculated.

Supplementary valuations are sometimes done between general valuations.

Supplementary valuations info

Valuations are conducted each year by the Valuer-General of Victoria. It provides valuations to councils and the State Revenue Office. Valuations are used to set council rates, land tax and the Fire Services Property Levy.

More info: Council valuations webpage on the DELWP website

All valuations are conducted in accordance with Valuation Best Practice Specifications.

Capital Improved Value explained

To work out a property’s Capital Improved Value (CIV), the valuers analyse property sales and rental data trends as well as factors including a property’s location, land and building size, and the age and condition of buildings.

The property's CIV is then used to calculate the rates payable on that property, as well as the variable charge component of the Fire Services Property Levy

Australian Valuation Property Classification Codes – what are they

Your property is assigned a AVPCC and land use description. It is listed on your rates notice, just below the property details. 

Your property is assigned an  Australian Valuation Property Classification Code according to how your land is used and its zone (residential, farming, industrial, etc).

You can view the codes here

More info on how rates are calculated.

  • The AVPCC and land use description assigned to your property are shown on your rates notice, just below the property details. 
  • Our contract valuers assign an Australian Valuation Property Classification Code (AVPCC) to your property, according to how your land is used. You can view the codes here
  • In accordance with the Fire Services Property Levy Act 2012, the AVPCC is used to determine your property's land use classification.

If you don’t agree with your property's valuation, you can lodge an objection within 60 days of the issue date of your rates notice or supplementary rates notice.

You still need to pay your rates instalments by their due dates, or you may be charged interest.

Lodge an objection

Use the rating valuations objection portal

For more info or questions about lodging an objection, submit a valuations enquiry form or call us on 1300 787 624 to speak to a member of our Valuations team.

Next steps

Objections will be considered in accordance with the Act. If you object and are not satisfied with the outcome, you can take the matter to VCAT.