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Emergency Services Levy (ESL)

The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) funds Western Australia's (WA) fire and emergency services, including career fire stations, volunteer fire brigades, State Emergency Service (SES) units, the Volunteer Marine Rescue Service and the multi-purpose Volunteer Emergency Service units.

ESL funding supports approximately 770 dedicated emergency service groups comprising 1,400 career firefighters and support staff, and over 29,000 volunteers.

Since the ESL was introduced in 2003, WA's fire and emergency services have dramatically improved, particularly in regional and remote areas thanks to the provision of new equipment provided for volunteer groups.

The ESL benefits all West Australian’s as emergency response involves a cohesive approach from across the state.