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Fire and Emergency Services Levy

From 1 July 2017, the NSW Government will abolish the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) on insurance policies and replace it with a Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) paid alongside council rates.

The FESL is a NSW State Government levy paid alongside council rates that will fund the work Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Rural Fire Service and the NSW State Emergency Service do to protect the community from fire, flood, storms and other natural disasters.

The FESL will help provide life-saving equipment, firefighters, staff and volunteers, training, infrastructure and community education activities for our fire and emergency services. The NSW Government and local government also make a direct contribution to funding these agencies.

Want to know more?

If you would like to learn more about the FESL, please visit the State Government FESL website FAQs page.

Please direct any FESL General Enquiries to:
Phone: 1300 78 78 72
Email: fesl.info@treasury.nsw.gov.au

I would like my land classification to be reviewed

If you would like to have your FESL land classification reviewed byCouncil, please submit a FESL review application form.