Fire Services Property Levy
From 1 July 2013, the Victorian Government replaced the insurance-based fire services levy, as recommended by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
Rather than contributing through insurance premiums, a property-based levy is now collected with council rates. Eligible pensioners and veterans also receive a $50 concession.
The Fire Services Property Levy funds vital life-saving equipment, firefighters, staff and volunteers, training, infrastructure and community education.
All revenue collected through the Fire Services Property Levy goes to supporting the State’s fire services.