The NSW Emergency Services Levy (ESL), is a payment that helps fund certain emergency services agencies in NSW. Collection of the ESL assists with funding of certain services such as the Rural Fire Services (RFS), Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), and the State Emergency Service (SES).
The NSW ESL is collected by the NSW Government from local councils, insurance companies, and foreign insured policy holders. As an insurance company, Chubb charges a rate for the ESL against your insurance premium for property related insurance and passes this on to the NSW Government. This charge appears on your tax invoice.
Following a review of our contribution requirements, Chubb has updated its ESL rates commencing in 2023. The new rates and the effective dates are listed below:
The rate for Business Pack has increased from 20% to 22%, effective in the following platforms as follows:
The ESL rate has been calculated at a rate sufficient to meet Chubb’s contribution requirements and may be reviewed from time to time.