On 30 May 2017, the NSW Government announced new plans to defer until further notice the replacement of the New South Wales Emergency Services Levy (ESL) with an Emergency Services Property Levy (ESPL) to be paid alongside council rates.
QBE had been preparing for the transition to a property levy for more than a year and had already ceased to collect NSW ESL on affected policies.
What does it mean for our policy holders?
We are currently working through the implications of the NSW Government’s announcement with the Insurance Council of Australia, the NSW Government and other relevant parties and will have more information to share with our customers shortly.
We understand this is an uncertain time for our policy holders as we formulate the most appropriate response to this unexpected announcement from the NSW Government. We will keep our customers updated with the latest information as it comes to hand.