Any landowner in Queensland who does not agree with their statutory land valuation (annual or maintenance valuation) may lodge an objection. For your objection to be considered, you must:
Note: The objection period for the 2013 annual valuation closed on 20 May 2013. You can track the progress of your objection if you lodged it online.
Ensure you have acceptable grounds for objecting to your valuation. Then check your notice to see which valuation methodology (either site value or unimproved value) was used to value your land, and read the relevant guide:
The online system allows you to complete your objection, attach relevant documents, save a draft and receive instant confirmation when your objection is lodged. If you have multiple properties and are lodging more than one objection, you can track and manage these from a single point.
Access the online valuation objection lodgement system.
You can also lodge your objection using the approved hard-copy form:
When we receive your objection, we will determine whether or not it meets the requirements of the Land Valuation Act 2010 and is 'properly made'. If it doesn’t meet the requirements, we will send you a correction notice with details of the problems and ask you to amend and return your objection within 28 days.
We will reassess your objection (if it is returned within the 28-day time period) and determine whether or not it is 'properly made'.
The assessment process is described in greater detail in the landowner guides to objections (see above).
If you do not agree with the properly made assessment of your objection, you may apply for an internal review of the decision.
Your properly made objection will be decided based on the grounds you provide. We may ask you to provide more information or invite you to attend a conference with our officers to clarify any issues. When we have made a decision on your objection, we will notify you in writing.
The objection decision-making process is described in greater detail in the landowner guides to objections (see above).
Landowners who do not agree with the objection decision may appeal to the Land Court.
You may withdraw an objection at any time before a decision is made.
If you lodged your objection online you may withdraw it from the dashboard screen.
If you lodged your objection in hard copy, you can write to the Valuer-General at the address at the top of your valuation notice or email Valuation.Enquiries@dnrm.qld.gov.au.