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 2018 for properties in the ACT are detailed in your Rates Assessment Notice, the calculations are as follows:

Residential and Rural properties: Fixed Charge $336

Commercial properties: AUV x Marginal Rates see table below

Average Unimproved Value (AUV) of your property

Rating factor (%) valuation charge

$1 - $300,000

0.7068% of the AUV of the property

$300,001 - $2,000,000

Deduct $300,000 from the AUV of your property
Multiply that amount by 0.8226%
Add $2,120.40

More than $2,000,000

Deduct $2,000,000 from the AUV of your property
Multiply that amount by 0.8040%
Add $16,104.60

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.

This calculator should be used by you as a guide only. The calculations done by you on this site do not take into account things such as interest or penalty tax that may apply. The calculations are GST exclusive.
The ACT Revenue Office regularly updates the calculators on its website in accordance with legislative requirements. No liability or responsibility is accepted by the Commissioner for ACT Revenue or the Australian Capital Territory for any errors in calculations which may arise as a result of errors made by you, errors due to technical issues, and errors arising due to issues beyond the control of the ACT Revenue Office.
In all circumstances, the calculations performed by you on this site do not replace the “Notice of Assessment” for any tax liability issued to you by the Commissioner for ACT Revenue.

Reference Material

Further information on the Fire and Emergency Levy can be located using the information below.

Payment

Pensioners eligible for a rates rebate will receive a rebate on the levy capped at $98.