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The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) is a State Government charge applicable to all properties in WA, which is invoiced and collected by local governments on behalf of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). The ESL provides funding for CFRS and VFRS brigades, VFES units, the VMRS, and local government BFBs and SES units.

The amount of ESL to be collected, and the applicable rates and charging parameters, are declared annually by the Minister for Emergency Services.

For more information please refer to the ESL section of the DFES website or on free call 1300 136 099.

Page Last Reviewed 30 September 2019