Fire and Emergency Services Levy

Ratepayers will have received a letter in April 2017 regarding the new Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), which the NSW State Government has introduced to help fund Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW State Emergency Service that comes into effect 1 July 2017.


The FESL contribution is a State Government initiative which consists of a standard ‘base levy’ and a ‘ad valorem levy’ which is based upon the land value of the property, as determined by the Valuer General. For any questions or concerns regarding the value of your property, contact the Valuer General on 1800 110 038 or email


All properties in the North Sydney Council area have been classified by Council as either residential, industrial, commercial or farmland and vacant or non-vacant. If you disagree with your property’s classification you can request a review by completing the form below and email it to


FESL Application Form (172KB)


The FESL will replace the existing Emergency Services Levy payable on insurance premiums. If you have questions regarding the impact on your insurance premiums, please contact your insurance company or the Insurance Monitor,  phone 1300 607 723, or email


For further information about the FESL, please visit or contact the FESL information line on 1300 787 872 or email

Posted on 24 April 2017

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