Fire Service Property Levy

The Fire Service Property Levy (FSPL) is a State Government charge that replaces the previous fire levy collected through insurance policies. FSPL was introduced 1 July 2013. Each Victorian Council collects the FSPL for their municipality on behalf of the State Government.

The 2018/2019 Annual Rate & Valuation Notice has incorrect cents in the dollar figures printed for the Fire Service Levy (FSL), however the calculation of the Fire Services Levy on your rates notice is correct and based on the correct figures.

For your reference, the correct cents in the dollar figures amounts for the 2018/2019 Fires Services Levy are: 

  • Residential: $0.0058
  • Commercial: $0.0691
  • Industrial: $0.1037
  • Primary Production: $0.0164

Australian Valuation Property Classification Code (AVPCC)

The Council’s valuers have assigned an Australian Valuation Property Classification Code (AVPCC) to your property, according to the use of the land. As determined under the provisions of the Fire Service Property Levy Act 2012, the AVPCC is used to derive your property’s land use classification. The land use classification and AVPCC assigned to your property is displayed on the first page of your Shire Rates and Valuation Notice.

For further explanation of what the AVPCC means, you may download a list of the current AVPCCs(PDF, 143KB).

The most frequently used AVPCC are listed below: 

AVPCC

Description

110

Detached Dwelling

120

Single Unit/Villa Unit/Townhouse

117

Residential Rural/Rural Lifestyle

100

Vacant Residential Home Site/Surveyed Lot

140

Retirement Village Unit

118

Residential Land (with buildings which add no value)

850

Bathing Boxes

210

Retail Premises - Single Occupancy

310

General Purpose Factory

121

Conjoined Unit/Townhouse

524

Livestock Production – Beef Cattle

125

Strata flat or unit

120.1

Single Unit/Townhouse (awaiting registration)

127

Individual Berth

131

Residential Investment Flats

 

For more information please visit the site, State Government Fire Service Levy website.