The Victorian Government introduced a property based fire levy from 1 July 2013 in response to the recommendations from the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission. This property based levy funds the vital services provided by the Country Fire Authority and Metropolitan Fire Brigade. The FSPL will replaced the previous insurance-based funding model. For more information on the levy and FAQs visit www.firelevy.vic.gov.au or contact the State Revenue Office Customer Contact Centre on 13 21 61 or the Rates Department at Horsham Council on 5382 9777.
Farmers with multiple properties that operate as a single farm enterprise can apply for an exemption from paying more than one fixed charge. Download the form here.