How much am I contributing?
Contributions are based on a property’s value.
A fixed charge of $107 for residential and $216 for non-residential properties applies for the 2017-18 year as well as a variable cost.
The variable cost is calculated depending on the type of property you own, its capital improved value (CIV) and which fire service covers your area. The variable levy rates for 2017-18 are:
|CFA Variable rates (cents per $1,000 of capital improved value)|
|Vacant (excluding vacant residential land)||46.7|
|MFB Variable rates (cents per $1,000 of capital improved value)|
|Vacant (excluding vacant residential land)||6.5|
The levy is calculated using the following formula:
Levy = fixed charge + (Capital Improved Value x levy rate) – concession (if any)
The State Government continues to make a statutory contribution of 12.5 per cent of the MFB budget and 22.5 per cent of the CFA budget to fund the state’s fire services