Why am I being charged an Emergency Services Levy (ESL) on my premium?
GIO customers may find their total premium is higher than last year due to an increase in the Emergency Services Levy (ESL). This levy is also charged by other insurers in NSW. The money contributed by insurers is used to meet our funding obligations to the NSW State Government to fund vital NSW emergency services. This includes Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Rural Fire Services and the NSW State Emergency Services whereby the NSW State Government has increased the fund required to cover these services.
Your quote, new business or renewal schedule will display the amount of ESL you are required to pay.
If you have any questions about how this might impact the cost of your insurance, please contact us.
For more information on the ESL you can:
- Call the FESL Hotline on 1300 787 872,
- Visit the NSW Government Emergency Services Property Levy website, or
- Visit the NSW Government Revenue ESL information page.