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
More than $2,000,000
Deduct $2,000,000 from the AUV of your property
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.
Further information on the Fire and Emergency Levy can be located using the information below.
Pensioners eligible for a rates rebate will receive a rebate on the levy capped at $98.