Published on 08 January 2019
Notify us this week if you are an absentee owner or you have a vacant property.
If you are an absentee owner, you must notify us via our online portal by 15 January 2019.
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.
If you own a property in Melbourne's inner and middle council areas and it was unoccupied for six months or more in 2018, you must notify us via our online portal by 15 January 2019.
Vacant residential land tax applies to homes in inner and middle Melbourne that were vacant for more than six months in the preceding calendar year. The tax is set at 1 per cent of the capital improved value of taxable land.