Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL)

From 1 July 2017, the NSW Government will introduce a fairer system to fund NSW fire and emergency services. Presently, only insured property owners contribute directly to the fire and emergency services. Under the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) Act 2017, all property owners will contribute alongside their Council rates.

For each property owned you will be charged the applicable fixed and variable amount based on the classification of your property, and the unimproved value of your land as determined by the NSW Valuer General.

The exact levy rates are still being determined by the NSW Government and will be published after 30 April 2017. Like council rates, customers may pay the FESL annually or quarterly.

For further information about FESL, call the FESL hotline on 1300 787 872 or visit

Land classification

Council will determine the classification of your land, and notify you of this classification.

You may seek a review of your land’s classification by completing, signing and lodging a Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) Land Classification Review Application Form . Please send your completed application to

There is no fee associated with a request to review an initial FESL classification.

Concessions will apply

If you have an existing pensioner rebate on your property you will automatically receive the FESL pensioner discount.


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