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 2017 for properties in the ACT are detailed in your Rates Assessment Notice, the calculations are as follows:

Residential and Rural properties: Fixed Charge $294

Commercial properties: AUV x Marginal Rates see table below

$1 - $300,000


$300,001 - $2,000,000


$2,000,001 – and above


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.

Average Unimproved Value (AUV)
enter an amount. e.g. 455000
Is the property owned by a trust or a corporation?
Is this a rental property?
Rates fixed charge
Rates AUV charge
Safer Families Levy
Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) charge
Total Rates 1 July - 30 June
Land Tax
No land tax liability.
1 July - 30 September
1 October - 31 December
1 January - 31 March
1 April - 30 June
Total Land Tax 1 July - 30 June
This calculation is based on

    Reference Material

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


    Property owners have the option of paying their rates and levy assessment in full by the first due date and receive a 1% discount by doing so, or they can opt to pay by four quarterly instalments throughout the year.

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