Exemptions (Bushfire Recovery)

Bushfire Recovery Assistance 2019/2020

The Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Regulation 2017 Clause 12A allows for full or partial exemptions specifically for the NSW bushfires of 2019/2020.

Exemptions are for the replacement or repair of buildings that were destroyed or damaged (other than the erection of a building on behalf of a government body) as a result of the NSW bushfires in the period starting 1 July 2019 and ending 2 March 2020.

A Long Service Levy on these builds is not payable in respect of the first $1,000,000 (incl of GST) of the costs of erecting a building.

Applications must be submitted to the Corporation prior to 2 March 2023.

Procedures for bushfire affected applicants

Where cost of work is $1M (incl GST) and below (no Levy):
  • An Application for Levy Exemption - Bushfire Recovery Assistance form can be obtained from the Corporation or by clicking here.
  • Applicant to complete form and MUST sign at PART 7 and have signed by approving authority, at PART 6.
  • Once your application is processed the Corporation will forward confirmation of approval to your nominated email address.
  • The Corporation will also forward this confirmation to your approving authority for their records and to satisfy Legislation.
  • If you have paid the Long Service Levy and a refund is due, this will automatically be processed from the information you have already supplied on the Exemption form.
  • Please ENSURE the Application for Full or Partial Levy Exemption - Bushfire Recovery 2019/2020 is complete so that your Exemption and/or refund is not delayed.
  • Once completed, please forward to levy@longservice.nsw.gov.au
Where cost of work is above $1M (incl GST) (Partial Levy payable):
  • An Application for Levy Exemption - Bushfire Recovery Assistance form can be obtained from the Corporation or clicking here.
  • Applicant to complete form and MUST sign at PART 7 and have signed by approving authority, at PART 6.
  • Once your application is processed the Corporation will forward confirmation of approval to your nominated email address.
  • The Corporation will also forward this confirmation to your approving authority for their records and to satisfy Legislation.
  • If you have paid the Long Service Levy and a refund is due, this will automatically be processed from the information you have already supplied on the Exemption form.
  • Please ENSURE the Application for Partial Levy Exemption - Bushfire Recovery 2019/2020 is complete so that your Exemption and/or refund is not delayed.
  • Once completed, please forward to levy@longservice.nsw.gov.au
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