State Government Emergency Levy

The State Government Emergency Management Levy is a compulsory charge collected by council on behalf of the State Government under the Fire and Emergency Service Act 1990.

Charges are levied on each surveyed parcel of land.

State Government Emergency Management Levy

Annual Charge (Per Prescribed Property) i.e. parcel of land for the period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Levy Group

Mackay Urban
(Class A)

Sarina Urban
(Class D)

Rural
(Class E)

Group 1

$55.80

$25.00

$25.00

Group 2

$203.20

$99.60

$99.60

Group 3

$492.80

$244.00

$244.00

Group 4

$989.60

$492.80

$492.80

Group 5

$1,628.80

$810.00

$810.00

Group 6

$2,921.20

$1,458.40

$1,458.40

Group 7

$4,770.00

$2,383.00

$1,458.40

Group 8

$7,296.80

$3,647.00

$1,458.40

Group 9

$12,951.60

$6,472.60

$1,458.40

Group 10

$26,594.40

$13,295.00

$1,458.40

Group 11

$45,022.20

$22,507.60

$1,458.40

Group 12

$83,234.20

$41,614.80

$1,458.40

Group 13

$95,413.80

$47,703.40

$1,458.40

Common classification examples:

  • Levy Group 1 Vacant Land, Jetty
  • Levy Group 2 Single Unit Dwelling, Flats or Units (no more than 2), Farm, Carpark (1 Level), Office < 51m2
  • Levy Group 3 Flats or units (not more than 2 levels), Caravan Park (not more than 50 sites), Church
  • Levy Group 4 Hotel/Motel (not more than 2 levels), Restaurant

A full list of the Levy Group classifications is contained in Schedule 2 of the Fire and Rescue Service Regulation 2011.

Where a property owner disagrees with the charge included on the rate notice (whether that be due to the amount or the Levy Category the property was assigned to), they have the right to appeal to the Commissioner Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.

Prior to an appeal being lodged with the Commissioner Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, the property owner is required to contact the local council and have them:

  • consider the circumstances of the case that the property owner advises
  • correct any identified error

Where the Property Owner is dissatisfied with the outcome of council's review, they may lodge an appeal.

Please note that the appeal must be lodged to the Commissioner Queensland Fire and Rescue Service within thirty days from the issue date of the rate notice.

Please refer to council's Emergency Management Levy Objection form.

For more information about the Emergency Management Levy, download the Frequently Asked Questions factsheet

Website: www.fire.qld.gov.au/about
Email: QFRS_RevCom@dcs.qld.gov.au
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)