Our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to respond to emergencies while keeping our people & communities safe.


What's new

April 2020

We recognise that COVID-19 is changing the way business operates. Until 31 May 2020, the following forms do not need to be witnessed by a Justice of the peace, but do need to be signed using our online forms.

Our remaining forms have been adjusted and you can now sign these digitally. Please continue to email the forms to fel@fireandemergency.nz.

We are currently considering financial measures to assist payment of levy during these challenging times. Please contact us if you have any queries in the interim. Our staff continue to work from home and our team is fully operational.

It is now acceptable for electronic signatures to be accepted for indemnity values. The name of the person signing must be recorded, as well as the date. Please contact us for more information.

July 2019

The Fire And Emergency New Zealand (Levy) Amendment Act 2019 was passed into legislation on 7 May 2019. The legislation changes the commencement date for new levy provisions in the Fire and Emergency Act 2017 ( Sections 80 to 140) to 1 July 2024.

In addition, two new exemptions will be put into force from 1 July 2019.  New Zealand Defence Force property and Art and items in collections of cultural heritage bodies. Fire and Emergency New Zealand have prepared a guideline for the new exemptions which you can view below. Please email us at FEL@fireandemergency.nz if you have any queries.