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Changes to the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) NSW only

Important Update - June 2017

What is an Emergency Services Levy (ESL)?

The ESL charged by insurers and paid to the NSW State Government provides important funding to support the NSW Emergency Services agencies with resources needed to protect homes and save lives.

What’s changing?

The decision to remove the Emergency Service Levy (ESL) from insurance premiums from 1 July 2017 and apply a FESL via council rates has been deferred by the NSW Government.

This means that Westpac General Insurance Limited is required to continue to charge ESL on insurance premiums.

Your quote, new business schedule or your renewal schedule will display the amount of ESL you are required to pay.

Have a further question?

 If you have any questions about how this change will impact the cost of your insurance, please contact Westpac on 1300 650 255.