Authority update VIC: Vacant properties to be declared by 15th Jan 2018

Homes left unoccupied for more than six months in 2017, which are located in 16 of Melbourne's inner and middle council areas, may attract vacant residential land tax.


If you own a property in one of the affected council areas and it was unoccupied for six months or more between 1 May and 31 December 2017, you must notify VIC SRO via their online portal by 15 January 2018.


To help you understand your obligations, the SRO website includes useful guides:



They are also running interactive webinars over the coming weeks, with experts who can answer your questions about the tax.

Resources are also available to use in raising awareness of vacant residential land tax here.