I am a tenant

I am a Tenant

If you rent your home or business and insure the contents you will already be paying the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) via your insurance premiums.

From 1 July 2017, the Government will abolish the current insurance-based Emergency Services Levy and replace it with the Fire and Emergency Services Property Levy (FESL) paid by property owners alongside council rates. Most tenants do not receive a council rates notice and do not directly pay council rates.

The cost of an average residential property insurance policy is expected to be around $233 lower than would otherwise be the case as a result of the removal of the Emergency Services Levy (ESL). This will help make insurance more affordable for more people.