Fire and emergency services levy
The Fire and Emergency Services Levy is imposed to cover costs associated with all fire and emergency services for the ACT, the levy is charged on all rateable properties in the ACT.
The amount payable for the Fire and Emergency Levy commencing 1 July 2020 for properties in the ACT are detailed in your Rates Assessment Notice.
The amount payable will be frozen at the 2019-20 rate, the calculations are as follows:
Residential and Rural properties: Fixed Charge $344
Commercial properties: AUV x Marginal Rates see table below
Average Unimproved Value (AUV) of your property
Rating factor (%) valuation charge
Less than or equal to $300,000
0.6815% of the AUV of the property
$300,001 - $2,000,000
$2,044.50 plus 0.8029% of the part of the AUV that is more than $300,000
More than $2,000,000
$15,693.80 plus 0.8342% of the part of the AUV that is more than $2,000,000
Use the calculator below to get an estimate of the amount you owe for the Fire and Emergency Levy. You can also use it to calculate an estimate on your rates and land tax.
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Further information on the Fire and Emergency Levy is available at Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable - Rates) Determination 2020 (No 2) – DI2020-210.
Pensioners eligible for a rates rebate will receive a rebate on the levy capped at $98.