Objecting to a property valuation

You must lodge your objection within 60 days of receiving your first rates notice for the financial year from each rating authority.

Each year, the Valuer-General of South Australia independently and objectively determines site and capital values for all rateable properties across the state.

These values are used by relevant rating authorities – council, SA Water, RevenueSA – to determine the amount of rates and taxes to be charged.

If you believe the valuation is too high or low, you can request that the value is reassessed. The objection needs to be:

  • in writing to the Office of the Valuer-General
  • lodged within 60 days of receiving your first rates notice.

There is no fee to lodge an objection.

Amount payable on the rates notice

Authorities use your valuation to determine the amount you pay for your rates and services. If you are concerned about the amount payable on your rates notice you must contact the relevant rating and taxing authority.

The Valuer-General does not calculate the amount payable and is unable to assist with these enquiries.

What happens next

The Office of the Valuer-General will notify you of your objection outcome in writing. If you’re not happy with the outcome you can seek a review within 21 days of receiving the decision.

Read Following your objection lodgement for more information – Office of the Valuer-General.



General enquiries: 8423 5000 or 1300 653 345

Valuations: 1300 653 346


General: DTI.OVGenquiries@sa.gov.au

Objections: OVGobjections@sa.gov.au

In person

Land Services SA - Level 9, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide


Office of the Valuer-General

GPO Box 1354

Adelaide SA 5001


8115 5709

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