Cheaper Emergency
Services Levy Bills

Cheaper Emergency
Services Levy Bills

Just like we said we’d do, the Marshall Liberal Government reduced ESL bills by over 50%, reversing Labor’s tax hike and putting more money back in your pocket.

What we said we'd do

Reduce Emergency Services Levy (ESL) bills by 50%, restoring them to the level they were before Labor’s tax hike.

What we've done

Within months of being elected, the Marshall Liberal Government delivered on our promise to slash ESL bills by more than 50%, saving the average household more than $184.

This was in response to the massive tax increase Labor imposed on family homes, businesses, farms, churches, community organisations and many other groups via their 2014 ESL increase.

The impact of this tax cascaded throughout the entire economy and community, taking an extra $90 million a year out of the pockets of South Australian taxpayers.

Our government completely reversed this tax hike while increasing the amount we spend on emergency services.

And cheaper ESL bills are only part of how we are delivering on our promise to lower costs for households and businesses, with the average household saving $1,092 a year under the Marshall Liberal Government.

What an average Adelaide household with two children and two cars is saving under the Marshall Liberal Government

Item

Saving per year

Water bills

$191

Emergency Services Levy bills

$184

Electricity

$421

Car registration

$196

Doubling of sports vouchers

$100

Total

$1,092

What it means for you

  • Your cost of living is reduced
  • Less money on bills = more money in your pocket for the things that matter to you
  • Making South Australia an even better place to live, work and play

Policy snapshot

  • We delivered on our promise to slash ESL bills by more than 50%, saving the average household more than $184.
  • This reversed the massive tax hike Labor imposed on family homes, businesses, farms, churches and community groups.
  • The average household is $1,092 better off under the Marshall Liberal Government.
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Just like we said we’d do, the Marshall Liberal Government reduced ESL bills by over 50%, reversing Labor’s tax hike and putting more money back in your pocket.

Just like we said we’d do, the Marshall Liberal Government reduced ESL bills by over 50%, reversing Labor’s tax hike and putting more money back in your pocket.