The Valuer-General is the statutory government officer responsible for establishing and maintaining the Statutory Valuation program including a Valuation Roll for each municipal area under the Valuation of Land Act 2001. The values appearing on the 29 Valuation Rolls are used by Local Government and the State Revenue Office for rating and taxing purposes.
The Valuer-General is also responsible for:
the competitive tendering system which awards contracts for valuation services under the Act and for monitoring the quality of valuation services performed by contractors;
undertaking a range of valuations and other services for Government Departments, local government and other government entities.
The process of acquisition of land by government agencies and the assessment of compensation for dispossessed land owners under the Land Acquisition Act 1993 is also administered by the Valuer-General.