Land valuation reviews

SACAT reviews valuations of land made by the Valuer-General or by a council. Upon review, SACAT will consider the valuation of the land afresh, and will make the correct or preferable decision upon what the value should be. 

SACAT may: 

  • confirm the valuation
  • decrease the valuation
  • increase the valuation. 

SACAT deals with applications from:

  • owners and occupiers of land dissatisfied with a valuation made by the Valuer-General or a council, where the applicant is seeking an order from SACAT that the valuation of the land should be be reduced
  • from the Valuer-General or a council, against a decision of a review valuer, where the Valuer-General or the council is seeking an order from SACAT that the valuation of the land should be increased. 

SACAT does not:

  • make orders that the amount of council rates, land tax, SA Water charges, or Emergency Services Levy should be reduced or that you receive a refund in respect to these charges. 

Before applying to SACAT for a review of a land valuation decision, you must:

  1. make sure that the time limit for a review of your valuation has not passed
  2. make sure you have a copy of the notice of the valuation decision you want to challenge. 

Organisations that may be able to assist you in land valuation reviews:

  • State Valuation Office