Fire Services Property Levy

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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.

Victorian Councils collect the Fire Services Property Levy on behalf of the Victorian State Government via property rates, and all revenue collected goes to supporting the State’s fire services.


Further Information

Fire Services Property Levy Act

Fire Services Property Levy explained