The Valuer-General is required to assess statutory values of all properties in Tasmania, including Crown land that is liable for rating. The three values assessed are
Capital Value and
Assessed Annual Value.
Generally a fresh valuation of a municipality is undertaken every 6 years, with supplementary valuations being undertaken during the 6 year period, whenever a major change occurs to some aspect of a property.
The values and other specific information is maintained in a Valuation Roll for each municipality.
Some key points are -
- All properties within a municipality are valued as at the same date. This is called the
Levels of Value Date. This date remains constant until the next valuation in 6 years time. The
Levels of Value date is 1 July in the year of the valuation.
Notices of Valuation are issued the following May and valuations become effective for rating and taxing purposes from the 1 July following issue of the valuations ie if the
Levels of Value date is 1 July 2018, the
Notices of Valuation will be issued in May 2019 and the effective date for rates and taxes is 1 July 2019.
- Owners of land can object to the issued values. For information about objecting to a fresh valuation see the Objecting to a Statutory Valuation page.
- The Valuer-General uses Contract Valuers to value the properties. The quality assurance of the values and oversight of the Contract Valuers is undertaken by the Office of the Valuer-General.
In between the 6 year cycle, the Valuer-General issues Supplementary Valuations whenever a major change occurs on a property ie a new garage or room is added, the land size changes. The key points are -
- Most Supplementary Valuations are requested by the relevant Council following lodgement of development applications.
- The valuations assessed by the Valuer are based on the Level of Values Date for the municipality. This means that the valuer determines what the value would have been, if the change was in place on the Levels of Value Date. This approach provides a consistent basis for rates and taxes across a municipality.
Notices of Valuation are issued following the Supplementary Valuation.
About the Fresh Valuation cycle
The current valuation schedule is a six-year cycle, with one-third of municipalities receiving fresh valuations every two years. Valuations are effective from 1 July in the year of issue.
A high resolution PDF map showing the Fresh Valuation Program is available below.
Municipal Fresh Valuation Map (1.75 MB)
Owner's Guide - Fresh Valuations (PDF) for an explanation of the fresh valuation process.
Fresh Valuation Schedule
This table shows the date of the last valuation for each council. Property owners can also review valuation details for their property via the LIST website at
|Municipality||Level of Value Date||Year of Issue||Next Fresh Valuation Due|
|Break O'Day||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Brighton||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Burnie||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Central Coast||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Central Highlands||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|Circular Head||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Clarence||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Derwent Valley||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|Devonport||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|Dorset||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|Flinders||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|George Town||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Glamorgan-Spring Bay||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|Glenorchy||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|Hobart||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|Huon Valley||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|Kentish||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|Kingborough||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|King Island||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|Latrobe||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|Launceston||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|Meander Valley||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Northern Midlands||1 July 2018||2019||2026|
|Sorell||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|Southern Midlands||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|Tasman||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|Waratah-Wynyard||1 July 2016||2017||2024|
|West Coast||1 July 2014||2015||2022|
|West Tamar||1 July 2012||2013||2022|
to COVID-19 the issue of the fresh valuation cycle has been impacted. The next
issue of the fresh valuations will occur for the Municipal areas of Central
Highlands, Devonport, Hobart, Huon Valley, Kentish, Kingborough, Latrobe,
Southern Midlands, West Coast and West Tamar in 2022.