Objecting to a property valuation

If you believe that the valuation of your property is wrong you can lodge an objection in writing with the State Valuation Office. There is no fee for lodging an objection. Complete an objection form within 60 days of when the first rates notice was served for the financial year from any of the relevant statutory authorities.

Along with your objection form you will also need to include:

  • the address of the property whose value you are objecting to 
  • your contact details 
  • information about the condition of any improvements on the property 
  • any recent market evidence supporting your objection, relevant to the date of valuation as of 1 January each year.

For an alternative version of an objection form contact the State Valuation Office.

Residential properties

Three ways to object to the valuation of a residential property:

Commercial and industrial properties

Three ways to object to the valuation of a commercial or industrial property:

The site value

Two ways to object to the valuation of the site value:

Horticultural properties

Three ways to object to the valuation of a horticultural property:

Agricultural and pastoral properties

Three ways to object to the valuation of an agricultural or pastoral property:

Your objection will be considered by the State Valuation Office and you will be notified in writing of the decision.

If you are unhappy with this decision you can request an independent valuation review.

Independent valuation reviews

Within 21 days of receiving the decision from your objection you can ask for a review of the valuation by an independent valuer.

Complete the review application form 26.2 KB and return this to the State Valuation Office along with the prescribed fee.

The fee can be paid by: 

  • money order (payable to Land Service Group) 
  • cheque (payable to Land Service Group) 
  • credit card 
  • cash if you are lodging the application over the Land Services counter.

If the independent valuer determines the value should be varied by an amount greater than 10% of the Valuer-General's valuation, this value will be adopted and your fee will be refunded.

If you are still unhappy with this outcome you can make an appeal to the Land and Valuation Court.

For an alternative version of the review application form or for more information contact the State Valuation Office.

Related information

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Other websites

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Valuation review panels by suburb and postcode 199.7 KB
Valuation review panels fact sheet 129.2 KB
Valuation review panels by town 134.4 KB
Valuation review panels index to panels and State Government regions 140.2 KB

Valuations South Australian Government regions 512.9 KB

For an alternative version of these documents contact the Land Services Group


Valuation of Land Act 1971
Valuation of Land Regulations 2005

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