The man appointed to oversee the introduction of Victoria's new fire services levy says he has received complaints that some insurance companies are continuing to charge the levy in their premiums.

Professor Allan Fels, the fire levy monitor, says a number of customers have notified him of insurance companies that claim to have removed the levy from their premiums, but have then reinstated the full charge.

From the first of July, by local councils, replacing the old system where it was added to insurance premiums.

Professor Fels says customers should check that they are not still being charged by insurance companies.

"We suggest that consumers, when they notice that insurance companies seem to have removed the levy from their quotes, they check that in fact, they haven't tried to get back the same amount of money by putting up their normal premiums," he said.

Professor Fels says companies that continue to charge the levy face large fines.


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