Register to receive your Notice of Emergency Services Levy Assessment and correspondence via email or update your postal address

Information on this page relates to the 2021-22 Notice of Emergency Services Levy Assessment.

The emergency services levy helps to fund emergency services across South Australia. The emergency services levy money received is paid into the Community Emergency Services Fund (the “Fund”) for the provision of emergency services.

RevenueSA administers the fixed property component of the emergency services levy, which is a levy on all land in South Australia.

Find out which services receive funds from the emergency services levy on our Emergency Services Levy home page.

You have received a Notice of Emergency Services Levy Assessment because you owned land as at 12.01 am on 1 July 2021.

The owner as at 12:01 am on 1 July 2021 is liable for payment of the emergency services levy for that financial year.

If you sold the property after 1 July 2021, any adjustment of the emergency services levy is a matter for resolution between you and the purchaser of the land (conveyancers normally make an adjustment at settlement).

The owner as at 12:01 am on 1 July 2021 is liable for payment of the emergency services levy for that financial year.

If you sold the property after 1 July 2021, any adjustment of the emergency services levy is a matter for resolution between you and the purchaser of the land (conveyancers normally make an adjustment at settlement).

If you sold the property on or before 30 June 2021 please contact us providing details of the property and the sale.

Arrears will show on your Notice of Emergency Services Levy Assessment if you have any outstanding emergency services levy for the 2020-21 financial year (or previous financial years).

What does ANR and ORS mean?


ANR means 'Another' and ORS means 'Others'.

  • If a property is purchased by 2 entities, both names are registered on the certificate of title, however our ownership record will show the first named on the certificate of title, with the other name abbreviated to ANR

    Example:

    A property purchased by Joe Boggelsworth & Mary Smith would have both names registered on the certificate of title, but as Joe's name was registered first, our ownership record will display as 'J Boggelsworth & ANR'.

  • If a property is purchased by more than 2 entities, all names are registered on the certificate of title, however our ownership record will show the first named on the certificate of title, with all other names abbreviated to ORS.

    Example:

    A property purchased by Bloggs Pty Ltd, Mary Smith Inc and Jim Brown would have all names registered on the certificate of title but as Bloggs Pty Ltd was registered first, our ownership record will display as 'Bloggs Pty Ltd & ORS'.

  • Am I eligible  for a concession?

    You may be eligible for a concession on the emergency services levy applied to your principal place of residence.

    Find out if you are eligible and how to apply on our Concessions page.

    How do I pay my emergency services levy?

    Payment options and reference numbers are located on your Notice of Emergency Services Levy Assessment.

    For payment methods see our payment options page.

    Can I pay by instalments?

    Payment by 4 consecutive monthly instalments is available upon request.

    I'm having difficulty paying. What should I do?

    If you are having difficulty meeting your levy obligations, please contact us as soon as possible (before your due date) to discuss your options.

    You may be able to extend your time to pay or enter into a payment plan.

    How is the amount payable calculated?

    Find out how the emergency services levy is calculated including information on what remissions are available, the 4 emergency services areas, land use and calculation examples on our How is the emergency services levy calculated page?

    The rates and factors used to calculate your emergency services levy are shown below:

    What remissions are available?

    Can I get a reduction of the emergency services levy for contiguous land?

    Contiguous land, parcels of land which abut (touch) one another or are separated only by certain types of public land, may be eligible for a reduction of the fixed component of the emergency services levy.

    The fixed charge ($50) will apply to only one of the properties within a contiguous group. A variable charge still applies to each individual property in the contiguous group.

    Information about the contiguous land reduction and how to apply can be found on the Contiguous land page.

    Can I get a reduction of the emergency services levy for land used for primary production?

    Primary production land, recognised as a single farming enterprise (SFE), is eligible for a reduction of the fixed component of the emergency services levy.

    The Fixed Charge ($50) will apply to only one of the properties constituting a single farming enterprise. A variable charge still applies to each individual property in the single farming enterprise.

    Information about the single farming enterprise reduction and how to apply can be found on the Single Farming Enterprise page.

    What do I do if I think my Assessment is wrong?

    If you think your assessment is incorrect, please contact us. If you disagree with the capital value or land use assigned to your property, please see our Can I lodge an objection to the capital value or land use? section.

    Can I lodge an objection to the capital value or land use?

    If you disagree with the capital value of your land or the land use attributed to the land, you may lodge an objection.