Property ownership and sale notice forms

Whether you're buying, selling or changing address, it's important to let Council know.

Buying a property notification

If you have purchased a property in City of Port Phillip it is the responsibility of your Solicitor or Conveyancer to notify the Victorian State Revenue Office within 28 days of acquisition.

Your Solicitor or Conveyancer will also need to send the PEXA Notice of Acquisition to the City of Port Phillip when you Purchase, Transfer or for Survivorship purposes. and email to

Please download and complete the Notice of Acquisition form (PDF 637 KB) and lodge online or see PEXA to retrieve a copy.

Please ensure Council is provided with an up to date residential and postal address along with email or mobile/telephone contact, to ensure receipt of Rate Notices or any other correspondence or contact required by Council.

Selling a property

Your Solicitor or Conveyancer will need to obtain a Land Information Certificate and contact Council to request a verbal update prior to your settlement date to confirm any rates outstanding or to be taken into consideration upon settlement.

Change of address

Have you changed your mailing address since you last received a notice from the City of Port Phillip? If so, the council requires an owner to notify us in writing of their new mailing address.

You can do this by Change your address online or complete the print change of address form (PDF 48 KB), and forward a copy to the City of Port Phillip Rate Department at: Private Bag 3, St Kilda VIC 3182.

Contact the Rates Department

For question, information or to give us feedback, please contact us via our Online Services.

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