Use the Emergency Services Levy calculator below to work out how much ESL you are likely to pay on a property in 2017-18. To calculate the exact amount requires a property’s gross rental value (GRV) as at 1 July 2017. This will be printed on your 2017-18 council rates notice.
However, you may be able to use the GRV on your 2016-17 Rates Notice to get an indication of your ESL charge in 2017-18, 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 2017 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 2017/18 ESL Questions and Answers Guide - available from the "Publications" dropdown).