Use the Emergency Services Levy calculator below to work out how much ESL you are likely to pay on a property in 2019-20. To calculate the exact amount requires a property’s gross rental value (GRV) as at 1 July 2019. This will be printed on your 2019-20 council rates notice.
However, you may be able to use the GRV on your 2018-19 Rates Notice to get an indication of your ESL charge in 2019-20, but please be aware that:
- GRVs are re-assessed every three to five years and this could change the valuation of your property from 1 July 2019 if your region is subject to review;
- the calculated ESL charge may be an under-estimation if the property is a multi-unit RESIDENTIAL building as higher ESL charge thresholds apply for these type of residences depending on the number of units/tenancies (for more information refer to the 2019-20 ESL Questions and Answers Guide - available from the "Publications" dropdown).