Fire Services Levy
The Victorian Government requires local councils to collect a Fire Services Levy on their behalf, as part of rates notices.
Your rates notice will now include a clear list of your Council rates and the Victorian Government Fire Services Levy.
The Fire Services Levy is used to fund the Country Fire Authority and Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
The levy is not new, but was previously included in insurance premiums and therefore was only paid by those who had insurance cover.
All property owners will be required to pay the property-based levy, which includes a fixed and variable component.