Reviews and appeals
Landowners who do not agree with certain administrative decisions made under the Land Valuation Act 2010 have the right to apply for an internal review of that decision.
What decisions can be reviewed?
Decisions about the amount of your valuation (e.g. decisions on objection) are not subject to internal review, but can be appealed to the Land Court (see below).
You can apply for an internal review of the following decisions:
- not to declare the land as rural land on a rural land application
- declaration of rural land on the Valuer-General’s initiative
- making a separation declaration
- not to amend a valuation due to damage from an adverse natural cause on the application of an owner
- not to accept a late objection
- that an objection is not properly made or only partially complies with the ground requirements
- that an objector has not complied with a correction notice
- issuing an information requirement notice relating to an objection
- issuing a lapsing notice
- issuing a notice to provide information to an authorised person.
Read our Policy on internal and external reviews (PDF, 23KB) for details.
Time limit for internal review applications
If the original decision included a statement of reasons for the decision, your application must be made within 28 days of the notice of the decision.
If the original decision notice did not state the reasons for the decision, you may request a statement of reasons. The period for lodging an application for internal review will then be extended to 28 days after the day of issue of the statement of reasons.
How to apply
Complete the Application for internal review (Form 176) (PDF, 568KB) and send it to the address at the top of your valuation notice or to your nearest business centre. You may also lodge the application in person or by email.
What happens next?
A senior officer of the State Valuation Service will review and consider all information relating to the original decision. You will be advised of the outcome of the internal review in writing within 28 days of the application being lodged.
Decisions about the amount of your valuation (e.g. decisions on objection) are not subject to external review, but can be appealed to the Land Court (see below).
If you are not satisfied with the decision on internal review, or if the Valuer-General has not issued you with a decision within 28 days, you can apply for an external review through the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Generally, you must apply within 28 days of the date of issue of the internal review decision.
Land Court appeals
Appeals to the Land Court must be made within 60 days of the date of issue stated in the written objection decision. It is your responsibility to lodge your appeal against the decision with the Land Court and forward a copy of the appeal documents within 7 days to the Valuer-General at the business centre shown at the top of your valuation notice or at any of our business centres.
You cannot appeal the decision if the objection is not ‘properly made’ or if the Valuer-General has not made a decision on your objection.
You also cannot appeal the decision if the valuation ‘amount sought’ in your objection:
- is less than the value you objected to and the decision is equal to or less than the ‘amount sought’
- is more than the value you objected to and the decision is equal to the ‘amount sought’.
Visit the Land Court website for more information.