SACAT can review certain decisions made under the Valuation of Land Act 1971.

Types of decisions SACAT can review

SACAT can review valuations of land made by the Valuer-General or by a local council. SACAT will consider the valuation of the land afresh and will make a decision about what the value should be.

SACAT may:

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

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.

Applying for a review

An application for review must be made within 21 days after you receive notice of the decision.

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

  • make sure that the time limit for a review of your valuation has not passed
  • make sure you have a copy of valuation decision notice you want to challenge.
  • ensure you are ready to pay the required fee for making an application.

1. Start an online application.

2. In the keyword field type the word ‘land valuation’ as show below.

3.Scroll down to select the correct application type as per step 3. If you are not sure you have selected the correct application type, you can hover over the ‘question mark’ on the right-hand side to see a brief description.

4. Attach a copy of the decision you are seeking to review. You can do this by either:

  • uploading a copy of the decision with your online application
  • emailing the decision to us at
  • post the decision to us at GPO Box 2361 Adelaide SA 5001.

You will need to quote your tracking code or file number when sending any correspondence to SACAT.

There is a filing fee applicable for this type of application.

A prescribed corporation does not include:

  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • a business that has less than 20 full-time employees and is not a subsidiary of a corporation that has 20 or more full-time employees.

Payment can be made online by credit card at the time of completing the online form, or by using one of the other options outlined in the payment section of the application form.

Current fees and information about payment methods and fee waiver options

I need more help

If you have further questions call SACAT on 1800 723 767 (menu option 4 then option 5 - for reviews of government decisions).

A staff member from SACAT can also help you complete your application over the phone.

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