RACQ is committed to providing greater transparency on pricing to customers and members. We have now made it easier to compare your current premium to the previous year. In this comparison, you will see several items in the breakdown and it may include an amount listed for the Emergency Services Levy.

What is the Emergency Services Levy (ESL)?

The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) is an emergency services insurance contribution scheme that funds the Fire and Rescue Emergency Services in New South Wales (NSW). Insurance companies who offer insurance cover in NSW, are required to contribute to the budget for these services in NSW each financial year. These insurers may reclaim this amount from their policyholders by charging an ESL in their insurance policy premium.

Affected insurance products

These are the different policy types that are impacted by ESL:

  • Boat
  • Caravan and Trailer
  • Household - Home and/or Contents
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Body Corporate

For more information about the levy, contact Revenue NSW or you can contact us on 13 1905 if you require further information regarding your insurance policy.