Change or find property details

Update your property ownership details

If you own property in Nillumbik, you need to let Nillumbik Shire Council know if any of your details change. This helps us to calculate and deliver your rate notices correctly.

We may also use this information to enrol you for council elections.

Contact details

You will need to update your contact details with Council if:

  • your mailing address changes
  • you haven't provided us with a residential address

If eligible, we may use your residential address to enrol you for council elections.

How to update your contact details 

Use our online form to update your contact details.

Receive your rates notice by email

You can sign up to receive rate notices via email. You will need:

  • your email address
  • the eNotice reference number located on the right hand side of your rates notice.

Sign up or login to eNotices

 

Property ownership

Council needs to know about any changes in property ownership. This means the rates for that property can be charged to the right person.

When you buy a property, you are responsible for notifying us about the change.

How to notify us about a property ownership change

If you use a legal practitioner or conveyancer, they will notify us for you.

If you do your own conveyancing, you must:

  • lodge a notice of acquisition with the Land Use Victoria within one month of acquiring the property
  • provide Council with a copy of the notice of acquisition.

 Visit the State Revenue Office Victoria website to find out how to complete and lodge a notice of acquisition.

Farm land

If your property is used for farming, you can apply to get your property classified as farm land for rates. This will reduce the amount you pay.

To get the farm land rate, your property must be:

  • more than two (2) hectares
  • used as a primary production business with significant and substantial commercial purpose or character which seeks to make a profit on a continuous or repetitive basis.

Your property must also be used primarily for:

  • grazing (including agistment)
  • pig farming
  • fish farming
  • bee-keeping
  • horticulture
  • dairying
  • poultry farming
  • tree farming
  • viticulture
  • crop growing (of any kind)

How to apply for farm land rates

To get an application form, contact:

Rates and Valuations
Phone: 9433 3285 

Elections

If you pay rates on a property in Nillumbik you may be eligible to vote in Council elections. You will need to make sure you are enrolled to vote.

How to enrol if you live in Nillumbik

You are already enrolled to vote in Council elections if you:

  • will be 18 years of age or older on election day
  • live within Nillumbik Shire Council, and
  • are on the State electoral roll for your current residential address.

Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) website to enrol to vote or update your enrolment details.

How to enrol if you do not live in Nillumbik

You will need to enrol to vote in Council elections if you:

  • are an Australian citizen 18 years or older
  • are not on the State electoral roll, or
  • have moved to a new address, and have not updated your details with Council or the VEC.

Use our online form to update your contact details with Council.

Visit the VEC website to enrol to vote or update your enrolment details.

 

Order a land information certificate

If you are buying or selling a property, you can get land information certificate from Nillumbik Shire Council for the Section 32 or Contract of Sale. 

A land information certificate provides information including:

  • all current valuations
  • rates – including arrears and interest
  • property debts 
  • orders and notices made under the Local Government Act or the Local Law
  • special charges (if any)
  • flood levels (if any)

How to apply

Anyone can apply for a land information certificate. However, if you are using a legal practitioner or conveyancer, they will apply for you.

The charge for a land information certificate is $27.

To apply for a land information certificate you will need to sign in to Council's eServices system. 

Sign in to Council eServices

Sign in to Council eServices

  • Certificates will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days.
  • If you have forgotten your user name please contact:

Rates and Valuations
Phone: 9433 3285

Create an Council eServices account

If you don't have a Council eServices account, you will need to create one to apply for a land information certificate.

Register for Council eServices

  • New account registrations are processed within 2 business days.
  • You will receive an email once your account has been activated.
  • Once your account is active, you can sign in and apply for a land information certificate.
  • Certificates will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days.

Certificate updates

To get a certificate update before settlement, contact:

Rates and Valuations
Phone: 9433 3285

 

Request ownership details for fencing

If you want to build or repair a dividing fence you will need to talk to the person who owns the neighbouring property. If you need to locate the owner, you can make a request to Nillumbik Shire Council for the property ownership details.

How to make a request

To make a request, you must be the owner of the neighbouring property. The request must also be for the purpose of:

  • building a fence on the boundary of your property in accordance with the Fencing Act 1968 (Vic)
  • meeting your obligations under the Building Act 1993 to advise adjoining property owners of works to be carried out (Protection Work Notice).

Use our online form to request property ownership details for fencing.

Properties with an owners corporation

If the neighbouring property is affected by an owners corporation (for example, a property with flats, apartments or units), you will need to contact the owners corporation directly. The owners corporation contact details will be displayed on a letterbox or sign on the property.

 

Request a change of street number

Nillumbik Shire Council is responsible for numbering properties within the Shire. It is important to use and display the street number Council has allocated to your property. This means your property can quickly and easily be identified in an emergency and also for delivery services such as Australia Post. 

All addresses must be created to reflect the dwelling or retail premises’ primary point of entry. This must be in accordance with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 4819:2011 - Rural and urban addressing.

If you want to change your street number or address (for example, if you live on a corner property) you will need to make a request to Council.

How to make a request

To make a request, you must:

Updating your street address

If your request is approved, Council will notify:

  • the State Revenue Office
  • Yarra Valley Water
  • the Australian Electoral Commission
  • Australia Post
  • Land Use Victoria 

It is your responsibility to update your street address with all other people and organisations, including gas, electricity, phone and internet providers.