If you are you currently insured and your insurance premium is due by 30 June 2013, you may pay the insurance-based fire services levy as part of your premium.
Frequently Asked Questions about the fire services levy and your insurance premium.
The Fire Services Levy Monitor is an independent statutory appointment with substantial powers to protect consumers as Victoria transitions to a Fire Services Property Levy.
Welcome to the website of Victoria’s Fire Services Levy Monitor. On this site you can find information about the fire services levy, how it is changing and where you can go if you have problems as Victoria transitions to new levy arrangements.
THE MONITOR AND ITS PURPOSE
Currently, insurers are required to contribute to the cost of operating the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Country Fire Authority. The insurance industry passes the cost of this contribution on to policy-holders through an amount in their insurance premiums, known as a fire services levy.
On 1 July, a Fire Services Property Levy to be collected by local councils will come into effect, replacing the insurance-based fire services levy.
The Fire Services Levy Monitor will oversee the abolition of the insurance-based fire services levy and provide advice and guidance to consumers and the insurance industry to make certain that insurers genuinely phase out the existing insurance-based levy.
For further information, contact the Office of the Monitor.