Fire Services Property Levy - Victoria

Service summary

The Fire Services Property Levy is an annual charge levied on Victorian properties. Every property owner is liable to pay the levy, either through their council rates or through a separate notice. The levy is made up of a fixed charge of $102 (for residential properties) or $205 (for non-residential properties), and a variable cost calculated according to the type of property, its capital improved value, and which fire service covers the area. The levy applies to all land except for:

  • state owned land
  • commonwealth land
  • land leased to an individual or registered agency for the purpose of public housing
  • land that comes within an exempt land use classification.

Each local council is appointed as the collection agency for this levy within their municipal district. The local council will provide property owners with an assessment notice informing them of the levy amount that applies to their property. The levy may be paid in a lump sum, or up to 4 instalments.

Concession card holders may be entitled to discounts. 

Service type

Advisory Material

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Commencing on the 1st July each year.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
State Revenue Office

Act(s) name

Fire Services Property Levy Act 2012 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Treasury and Finance
State Revenue Office


13 21 61

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