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Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL)

The Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL) is set by the state government to fund the state's fire services.

It is included in your Council rates but given to the state government. All property owners must pay the FSPL.

About the Fire Services Property Levy

The Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL) funds the state's fire services.

Home owners may contact the state government to apply for a waiver or deferral

A property is allocated an Australian Valuation Property Code (AVPCC) to determine the land use classification. The code is used to calculate the fire services levy.

If a property has more than one use, the code will be determined by the primary use.

How to pay the Fire Services Property Levy

You'll find the levy on your rates notice.

You pay it to Council as part of your rates and charges. We forward the levy to the State Government.

Calculating the cost

You can calculate your FSPL with the Fire Services Property Levy calculator.

There's a fixed charge for the 2022-23 year of:

  • $117 for residential properties
  • $238 for non-residential properties.

This is added to a variable cost based on your Capital Improved Value (CIV) for that financial year.

There are different variable rates set by the state government based on how you mostly use your land (your property classification code). These uses include:

  • residential
  • commercial
  • industrial.

Your CIV and property classification code are on your rates notice.

Concession rates

You'll get a concession if you hold a:

  • Pensioner concession card issued under section 1061ZF of the Social Security Act 1991 of the Commonwealth
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Cards (TPI) - Totally and Permanently Incapacitated and War Widows.

If you get a concession on your rates, this applies to the FSPL.

The concession reduces the levy by $50.

More information

Find out more about the fire service property levy.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.


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