LAND CLASSIFICATIONS

For the purposes of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy your local council has classified all land into one of six categories, based on an assessment of its dominant use. These categories are:  

  • Residential
  • Farmland
  • Industrial  
  • Commercial
  • Public Benefit
  • Government

In addition, ‘Residential’, ‘Industrial’ and ‘Commercial’ land may be classified as Vacant.  Land may also be classified as mixed development where it represents a combination of the above categories.

After receiving your land classification notice, you may ask your council for a review where you believe the classification is incorrect. Councils may require that you complete a formal request and may charge a fee for this review.  Where you successfully appeal your land classification, any application fee will be refunded. Further details of the appeal process should be available on your council’s website.

Land classifications

What land is classified as ‘Residential’?
What land is classified as ‘Farmland’?
What land is classified as ‘Industrial’?
What land is classified as ‘Commercial’?
What land is classified as “Public Benefit”?
What land is classified as ‘Government’?
What land can be classified as ‘Vacant’?