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Fire Service Levy changes

Effective 1 July 2017, the NZ Government increased the Fire Service Levy which affects what all New Zealanders pay for their insurance policies - a portion of your premium is set aside for taxes and levies such as GST, Earthquake Commission and Fire Service levies.

What does this mean?

The New Zealand Fire Service, National Rural Fire Authority and multiple other rural fire authorities joined together to become one organisation from 1 July 2017 – Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ)

This is an industry wide change, applying to all insurance companies and policies in New Zealand

To establish FENZ and maintain the current level of services provided, the rates of levy on fire insurance contracts were increased by the Government

The increase in your insurance premium will depend on the type and number of policies you hold

Car (Comprehensive, Third Party Fire & Theft)

Home and Contents (including Landlord)

Frequently asked questions

You’ll find answers for many of your questions here. If you have a more specific question or want more detail, please contact us.