If you are selling a property, you will need to obtain a Land Information Certificate. The Certificate is required so that the correct settlement can be made. Commonly, your solicitor or conveyancer will apply for and obtain this information.
Under section 229 of the Local Government Act 1989, Council must issue Land Information Certificates on application. The Land Information Certificate provides information regarding valuations of the particular property, the amount of rates charged and arrears/interest if applicable.
A separate certificate regarding building regulations can also be applied for.
The cost of obtaining a rates Land Information Certificate is $24.80.
You can apply directly using our online form.
You can also apply by filling out a Property Enquiry Application Form.
Download the form:
The form is also available at any legal stationery shop.
If your application is done through the mail please send it to:
- City of Melbourne Rates Department
PO Box 2158, Melbourne VIC 3000
or by courier to
- City of Melbourne
Please make all cheques payable to the City of Melbourne and allow approximately three working days for the certificate to arrive.
For further information, call the City of Melbourne on 03 9658 9658 or contact us online.