From 1 July 2017, the NSW Government is introducing a fairer system for funding our community's fire and emergency services. Previously, these services were funded by a levy on insurance, which is being removed from 1 July. From this time, all properties, not just insured properties, will directly contribute to the cost of these services through the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL).
The FESL will be paid alongside your council rates. Like Council rates, you may pay the FESL annually or quarterly.
The FESL paid will, in part, depend on your property's classification as residential, farmland, industrial, commercial or public benefit, and whether or not the land is vacant.