It's not a new fire levy, it's a fairer fire levy
On July 1 2013, the Victorian Government replaced the fire services levy with a fairer system, as recommended by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
Rather than contributing through insurance premiums, a property-based levy is now collected with council rates. This means every Victorian property owner contributes a fair share. And for the first time, eligible pensioners and veterans receive a concession.
It’s not a new fire levy, it’s a fairer fire levy.