NSW Valuer General
The Valuer General is an independent statutory officer appointed by the Governor of NSW to oversee the valuation system. The responsibilities of the Valuer General include:
- Providing fair and consistent land values in NSW for rating and taxing, in line with the Valuation of Land Act 1916.
- Ensuring owners are fairly compensated when their land is compulsorily acquired, in line with the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991.
The independence of the Valuer General ensures a clear separation between the impartial land valuation process and how state and local government use the valuations for levying rates and taxes or for determining compensation following the compulsory acquisition of land. It also enables a focus on quality, transparency and procedural fairness.
The Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer General review and monitor the Valuer General’s functions. Administratively, the Valuer General reports to the Minister for Lands and Property.
Valuation NSW is the government agency established to support the Valuer General. Valuation NSW sit within the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) and reports to the Secretary of DPHI.
Valuation NSW staff support the Valuer General through the operation of the valuation system, monitoring performance of the system, providing support for the Valuer General in addressing ministerial and parliamentary enquiries, developing public information, responding to public enquiries and investigating complaints.
Our joint objectives are to provide quality, consistent and fair valuations for the NSW community.
We aim to be accessible, transparent and accountable while providing customer focused services that ensure procedural fairness to landowners.
We will provide value for money, delivering cost effective valuation services and driving continuous improvement of the valuation system in NSW.
Valuation NSW is always on the look out for further team members, with upcoming opportunities forecast throughout the future as we continue to expand our valuation service offering to the Valuer General and Government. This includes opportunities in the areas of valuation (rating and taxing, compulsory acquisitions, asset and special valuations), finance, business support, platform development, customer experience and data, as well as much more! If you’re interested to find out more, please email VNSWcoordination@dpie.nsw.gov.au.
Please note: All opportunities for employment are advertised through the iworkfornsw platform.
Three words that describe working for Valuation NSW
The Valuer General’s vision is to provide a world class valuation system that inspires public confidence and trust.
We have three key values:
Building trust by dealing openly and ethically.
Delivering positive experiences through quality services and clear communication.
Promoting best practice and finding new ways to improve.