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Understanding your 2020 land valuation

On 4 March 2020, the Valuer-General issued annual land valuations for 21 local government areas in Queensland.

These are Banana, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Burke, Cassowary Coast, Cloncurry, Flinders, Fraser Coast, Gold Coast, Goondiwindi, Hinchinbrook, Livingstone, Mackay, McKinlay, Mount Isa, Richmond, Rockhampton, Scenic Rim, Torres, Townsville and Winton.

If your council is not listed, you can find out when your local government area was last valued.

The new land valuations are effective from 30 June 2020 and are used to calculate local government rates, state land tax and state land rental (for leasehold land), where applicable.

How your valuation is calculated

Our guide to land valuations in Queensland explains what is included on your notice, how land is valued and what you can do if you disagree with your valuation.

Find your annual land valuation

Valuation information is available to help you better understand your land valuation and local property market.

You may purchase valuation and sales data from our business centres. Additional valuation and sales data not provided on the website can also be purchased from our business centres.

How your land valuation will be used

The new land valuations are used to calculate local government rates, state land tax and state land rental (for leasehold land). For more information about:

If you didn’t receive a 2020 valuation notice

If you didn’t receive a valuation notice, the reason could be that:

  • your local area was not valued this year (see the list above)—in this case, your current land valuation remains in effect until the next valuation is issued
  • your contact address changed and the Valuer-General was not notified—complete the change how you receive your land valuation form or contact us as soon as possible
  • you own a unit—contact your body corporate, because a single land valuation is issued to the body corporate, not to individual unit owners (the valuation amount for each unit owner is apportioned by your local council for rating and the Office of State Revenue for state land tax, if applicable).

If you have any concerns, contact us.

Objecting to your valuation

The objection period for the 2020 annual land valuations closed on 5 May 2020.

An objection lodged after the close of the usual objection period (60 days) may be accepted. A late objection will be considered only if it is lodged within 1 year of the date of issue of the valuation and only if it was a result of:

  • the landowner’s mental or physical incapacity
  • an extreme circumstance
  • an extraordinary emergency
  • another reason the Valuer-General considers satisfactory in the circumstances.

You must include the reason for the late lodgement as well as supporting information. You may be asked to provide a statutory declaration (PDF, 235KB) to support your application.

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