The Government has established rates for the fixed property component of the Emergency Services Levy and in order to implement these rates, the necessary regulations under the Emergency Services Funding Act 1998 have been brought into force.

The following tables show the specific components used to calculate the emergency services levy on a property.

  • Fixed Charge

    Category Fixed Charge Effective Fixed Charge
    All properties in Regional Area 3 $50 $0
    Special Community Use*** $50 $20
    All other land use categories and areas $50 $50

    Area Factor

    Emergency Services Area Area Factor Effective Area Factor
    Regional Area 1 (R1) 0.8 0.8
    Regional Area 2 (R2) 0.5 0.5
    Regional Area 3 (R3) 0.2 0.1
    Regional Area 4 (R4) 1.0 1.0

    Land Use Factor

    Land Use Category Land Use Factor Effective Land Use Factor
    Commercial (CO) 1.044 1.044
    Industrial (IN) 1.815 1.815
    Other (OT) 0.50 0.50
    Residential (RE) 0.40 0.40
    Rural (RU)** 0.30 0.30
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.50 0.10
    Vacant (VA) 0.30 0.30

    Levy Rate

    Land Use Category

    Prescribed Levy Rate All Areas

    Effective Levy Rate

    Concession*
    Effective Levy Rate
      R1, R2 & R3R4All Areas
    Commercial (CO) 0.001338 0.0013230.001323Not Applicable
    Industrial (IN) 0.0013380.001225 0.001225Not Applicable
    Other (OT) 0.001338 0.0008640.000864Not Applicable
    Residential (RE) 0.0013380.0004490.0004490.000256
    Rural (RU)**0.0013380.0006930.000804Not Applicable
    Special Community Use (CU)***0.001338 0.0009630.000963Not Applicable
    Vacant (VA)0.001338 0.0006930.000804Not Applicable

    * for eligible pensioners and concession card holders.

    ** Rural land means land used for primary production.

    ***  Special Community Use includes land used solely or predominantly for a purpose including hospitals, retired/aged accommodation, public halls, churches, scouts or guides, youth centres or charitable purposes. A full listing can be found on our Land Use and Capital Value page.

    Pensioner Concession

    $46

  • Fixed Charge

    Category Fixed Charge Effective Fixed Charge
    All properties in Regional Area 3 $50 $0
    Special Community Use*** $50 $20
    All other land use categories and areas $50 $50

    Area Factor

    Emergency Services Area Area Factor Effective Area Factor
    Regional Area 1 (R1) 0.8 0.8
    Regional Area 2 (R2) 0.5 0.5
    Regional Area 3 (R3) 0.2 0.1
    Regional Area 4 (R4) 1.0 1.0

    Land Use Factor

    Land Use Category Land Use Factor Effective Land Use Factor
    Commercial (CO) 1.044 1.044
    Industrial (IN) 1.815 1.815
    Other (OT) 0.50 0.50
    Residential (RE) 0.40 0.40
    Rural (RU)** 0.30 0.30
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.50 0.10
    Vacant (VA) 0.30 0.30

    Levy Rate

    Land Use Category

    Prescribed Levy Rate All Areas

    Effective Levy Rate

    Concession*
    Effective Levy Rate
      R1, R2 & R3R4All Areas
    Commercial (CO) 0.001304 0.0012370.001237Not Applicable
    Industrial (IN) 0.0013040.001237 0.001237Not Applicable
    Other (OT) 0.001304 0.0008310.000831Not Applicable
    Residential (RE) 0.0013040.0004520.0004520.000260
    Rural (RU)**0.0013040.0007370.000831Not Applicable
    Special Community Use (CU)***0.001304 0.0009270.000927Not Applicable
    Vacant (VA)0.001304 0.0007370.000831Not Applicable

    * for eligible pensioners and concession card holders.

    ** Rural land means land used for primary production.

    ***  Special Community Use includes land used solely or predominantly for a purpose including hospitals, retired/aged accommodation, public halls, churches, scouts or guides, youth centres or charitable purposes. A full listing can be found on our Land Use and Capital Value page.

    Pensioner Concession

    $46

    Emergency Services Levy Certificate Fee

    $16.90

  • Fixed Charge

    Category Fixed Charge Effective Fixed Charge
    All properties in Regional Area 3 $50 $0
    Special Community Use*** $50 $20
    All other land use categories and areas $50 $50

    Area Factor

    Emergency Services Area Area Factor Effective Area Factor
    Regional Area 1 (R1) 0.8 0.8
    Regional Area 2 (R2) 0.5 0.5
    Regional Area 3 (R3) 0.2 0.1
    Regional Area 4 (R4) 1.0 1.0

    Land Use Factor

    Land Use Category Land Use Factor Effective Land Use Factor
    Commercial (CO) 1.044 1.044
    Industrial (IN) 1.815 1.815
    Other (OT) 0.50 0.50
    Residential (RE) 0.40 0.40
    Rural (RU)** 0.30 0.30
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.50 0.10
    Vacant (VA) 0.30 0.30

    Levy Rate

    Land Use Category

    Prescribed Levy Rate All Areas

    Effective Levy Rate

    Concession*
    Effective Levy Rate
      R1, R2 & R3R4All Areas
    Commercial (CO) 0.001267 0.0011450.001145Not Applicable
    Industrial (IN) 0.001267 0.001145 0.001145Not Applicable
    Other (OT) 0.001267 0.0007700.000770Not Applicable
    Residential (RE) 0.001267 0.0004180.0004180.000260
    Rural (RU)** 0.001267 0.0006830.000770Not Applicable
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.001267 0.0008580.000858Not Applicable
    Vacant (VA) 0.001267 0.0006830.000770Not Applicable

    * for eligible pensioners and concession card holders.

    ** Rural land means land used for primary production.

    ***  Special Community Use includes land used solely or predominantly for a purpose including hospitals, retired/aged accommodation, public halls, churches, scouts or guides, youth centres or charitable purposes. A full listing can be found on our Land Use and Capital Value page.

    Pensioner Concession

    $46

    Certificate Fee

    $16.60

  • Fixed Charge

    Category Fixed Charge Effective Fixed Charge
    All properties in Regional Area 3 $50 $0
    Special Community Use*** $50 $20
    All other land use categories and areas $50 $50

    Area Factor

    Emergency Services Area Area Factor Effective Area Factor
    Regional Area 1 (R1) 0.8 0.8
    Regional Area 2 (R2) 0.5 0.5
    Regional Area 3 (R3) 0.2 0.1
    Regional Area 4 (R4) 1.0 1.0

    Land Use Factor

    Land Use Category Land Use Factor Effective Land Use Factor
    Commercial (CO) 1.044 1.044
    Industrial (IN) 1.815 1.815
    Other (OT) 0.50 0.50
    Residential (RE) 0.40 0.40
    Rural (RU)** 0.30 0.30
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.50 0.10
    Vacant (VA) 0.30 0.30

    Levy Rate

    Land Use Category

    Prescribed Levy Rate All Areas

    Effective Levy Rate

    Concession*
    Effective Levy Rate
      R1, R2 & R3R4All Areas
    Commercial (CO) 0.001284 0.0011170.001117Not Applicable
    Industrial (IN) 0.001284 0.0011170.001117Not Applicable
    Other (OT) 0.001284 0.0007510.000751Not Applicable
    Residential (RE) 0.001284 0.0004080.0004080.000260
    Rural (RU)** 0.001284 0.0006660.000751Not Applicable
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.001284 0.0008370.000837Not Applicable
    Vacant (VA) 0.001284 0.0006660.000751Not Applicable

    * for eligible pensioners and concession card holders.

    ** Rural land means land used for primary production.

    ***  Special Community Use includes land used solely or predominantly for a purpose including hospitals, retired/aged accommodation, public halls, churches, scouts or guides, youth centres or charitable purposes. A full listing can be found on our Land Use and Capital Value page.

    Pensioner Concession

    $46

    Certificate Fee

    $15.80

  • Fixed Charge

    Category Fixed Charge Effective Fixed Charge
    All properties in Regional Area 3 $50 $0
    Special Community Use*** $50 $20
    All other land use categories and areas $50 $50

    Area Factor

    Emergency Services Area Area Factor Effective Area Factor
    Regional Area 1 (R1) 0.8 0.8
    Regional Area 2 (R2) 0.5 0.5
    Regional Area 3 (R3) 0.2 0.1
    Regional Area 4 (R4) 1.0 1.0

    Land Use Factor

    Land Use Category Land Use Factor Effective Land Use Factor
    Commercial (CO) 1.044 1.044
    Industrial (IN) 1.815 1.815
    Other (OT) 0.50 0.50
    Residential (RE) 0.40 0.40
    Rural (RU)** 0.30 0.30
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.50 0.10
    Vacant (VA) 0.30 0.30

    Levy Rate

    Land Use Category

    Prescribed Levy Rate All Areas

    Effective Rate*

    Commercial (CO) 0.001266  
    Industrial (IN) 0.001266  
    Other (OT) 0.001266  
    Residential (RE) 0.001266 0.000260
    Rural (RU)** 0.001266  
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.001266  
    Vacant (VA) 0.001266 

    * for eligible pensioners and concession card holders.

    ** Rural land means land used for primary production.

    ***  Special Community Use includes land used solely or predominantly for a purpose including hospitals, retired/aged accommodation, public halls, churches, scouts or guides, youth centres or charitable purposes. A full listing can be found on our Land Use and Capital Value page.

    Pensioner Concession

    $46

    Certificate Fee

    $15.50

  • Fixed Charge

    Category Fixed Charge Effective Fixed Charge
    All properties in Regional Area 3 $50 $0
    Special Community Use*** $50 $20
    All other land use categories and areas $50 $50

    Area Factor

    Emergency Services Area Area Factor Effective Area Factor
    Regional Area 1 (R1) 0.8 0.8
    Regional Area 2 (R2) 0.5 0.5
    Regional Area 3 (R3) 0.2 0.1
    Regional Area 4 (R4) 1.0 1.0

    Land Use Factor

    Land Use Category Land Use Factor Effective Land Use Factor
    Commercial (CO) 1.044 1.044
    Industrial (IN) 1.815 1.815
    Other (OT) 0.50 0.50
    Residential (RE) 0.40 0.40
    Rural (RU)** 0.30 0.30
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.50 0.10
    Vacant (VA) 0.30 0.30

    Levy Rate

    Land Use Category

    Prescribed Levy Rate All Areas

    Effective Rate*

    Commercial (CO) 0.001266  
    Industrial (IN) 0.001266  
    Other (OT) 0.001266  
    Residential (RE) 0.001266 0.000260
    Rural (RU)** 0.001266  
    Special Community Use (CU)*** 0.001266  
    Vacant (VA) 0.001266 

    * for eligible pensioners and concession card holders.

    ** Rural land means land used for primary production.

    ***  Special Community Use includes land used solely or predominantly for a purpose including hospitals, retired/aged accommodation, public halls, churches, scouts or guides, youth centres or charitable purposes. A full listing can be found on our Land Use and Capital Value page.

    Pensioner Concession

    $46

    Certificate Fee

    $15.20

  • Application Fee for a Certificate of Emergency Services Levy

    The issuing of a Certificate is subject to payment of a prescribed administration fee reviewed annually by the Government.

    The prescribed fee for:

    2021-22 is $17.20

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