Emergency Services Levy
All property owners in Western Australia now contribute to the fire and emergency services through the Emergency Services Levy (ESL).
The ESL funds Western Australia's fire and emergency services, including career fire stations, volunteer fire brigades, State Emergency Service units, the Volunteer Marine Rescue Service and the multi-purpose Volunteer Emergency Service units.
The ESL is included on your local government rates notice. It is printed as a separate line item, clearly identified as the 'Emergency Services Levy'. Local Governments collect the levy on behalf of the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA). All funds collected are forwarded directly to FESA, which then redistributes the money to the emergency services throughout the state.
If you have any queries about the ESL, please contact FESA head office on 1300 136 099 or visit their website.