Under the Urban Fire Levy Scheme, local governments have the responsibility of collecting fire levies on behalf of the Queensland State Government. The amount charged is prescribed by the State Government and charges differ depending on the associated building structure on the property.
Council has the responsibility to collect fire levies charged in respect to designated rural fire areas within the region. Levies are based on the requirements of each local area brigade as set out in their budget for the ensuing twelve months. Council is required to agree to these levies annually.