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Published on 8 January 2018

Notify us this week if you are an absentee owner or you have a vacant property.

Absentee owners 
If you are an absentee owner, you must tell us before 15 January 2018 using our Absentee Owner Notification Portal.

An absentee owner surcharge applies to Victorian land owned by an absentee individual, corporation or trust. The surcharge is calculated on the total taxable value of Victorian land you own and will be included in your Victorian land tax assessment.


Vacant properties
Homes left unoccupied for more than six months last year may attract vacant residential land tax.

If you own a property in Melbourne's inner and middle council areas and it was unoccupied for six months or more between 1 May and 31 December 2017, you must notify us via our online portal by 15 January 2018.