Heavy vehicles / Heavy vehicle charges / Registration charges for heavy vehicles 2018–19 and 2019–20

Heavy vehicle charges help to fund better, safer and more productive roads. Charges are based on a fixed annual registration and fuel-based road user fees.

Registration charges for heavy vehicles 2018–19 and 2019–20

Registration charges applicable from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020 (inclusive of both the roads and regulatory components of the charges)

1 July 2018–30 June 2020
DIVISION 1 — LOAD CARRYING VEHICLE ($)
Vehicle type 2 axle 3 axle 4 axle 5 or more
axles
Trucks        
Truck (type 1) 607 950 965 965
Truck (type 2) 975 1,142 1,163 1,163
Short combination truck 1,005 1,179 2,042 2,042
Medium combination truck 9,554 9,554 10,320 10,320
Long combination truck 13,208 13,208 13,208 13,208
Prime movers        
Short combination prime mover  1,124 4,512 4,820 4,820
Multi-combination prime mover  11,333 11,333 12,466 12,466
 
DIVISION 2 — LOAD CARRYING TRAILERS ($)

Charge per axle

Single Tandem axle
group
Tri-axle 
group
Quad-axle group
and above
Trailer type        
Pig trailer 667 640 630 626
Dog trailer 667 640 630 626
Semi trailer 667 806 571 429
B-double lead trailer and B-triple lead and middle trailers 667 806 571 429
Converter dolly or low loader dolly 55 28 18 14
 
DIVISION 3 — BUSES ($)
Bus type 2 axles 3 axles 4 or more axles  
Bus (type 1) 513      
Bus (type 2) 643 2,674 2,674  
Articulated bus   640 640  
         
DIVISION 4 — SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES ($)
Special purpose vehicle (type P) No charge
Special purpose vehicle (type T) 502
Special purpose vehicle (type O)

Calculated using the formula:

577+(375 x number of axles over 2)

Notes:

  • Truck (type 1) means a rigid truck not exceeding a Mass Rating for Charging (MRC) of 12 tonnes (2 axles), 16.5 tonnes (3 axles) or 20 tonnes (4 or more axles)
  • Truck (type 2) means a rigid truck exceeding a MRC of 12 tonnes (2 axles), 16.5 tonnes (3 axles) or 20 tonnes (4 or more axles)
  • Short combination truck means a truck nominated to haul one trailer where, according to the nomination: (a) the combination has 6 axles or fewer; and (b) the maximum total mass that is legally allowable for the combination is 42.5 tonnes or less.
  • All axles on a dog trailer are treated as part of one group for registration charging purposes. For example, a dog trailer with a single axle at the front and a tandem axle at the rear is treated as a tri-axle group for charging purposes.

Changes to the charges 

Vehicle type           Mass  1718
charges ($)
1820
charges ($)
 Truck type 1

Up to 12.0t

Over 12.0t

611


980

607


975

 Truck type 2

Up to 42.5t

1,011
+1,280

=2,291

1,005
+1,280

=2,285
 Short combination truck

Up to 16.5t

Over 16.5t

955


1,148

950


1,142

 Medium combination truck

Up to 42.5t

 

Over 42.5t

1,186
+1,890
=3,076

9,566
+1,890
=11,456

1,179
+1,890
=3,069

9,554
+1,890
=11,444

 Long combination truck

Over 42.5t

9,566
+2,504
=12,070

9,554
+2,504

=12,058
 Short combination prime mover

Up to 20.0t

Over 20.0t

970


1,170

965


1,163

 Bus type 1

Up to 12.0t

Over 12.0t

517


649

513


643

 Bus type 2

 

2,682

2,674
truck 9  

4,519
+ 1,713
=6,232

4,512
+ 1,713
=6,225
 Truck 10

 

11,350
+ 3,426
=14,776

11,333
+ 3,426
=14,759
 Truck 11

 

11,350
+ 3,482
=14,832
11,333
+ 3,482
=14,815
 Truck 12  

11,350
+ 5,251
=16,601

11,333
+ 5,251
=16,584

Frequently asked questions

Why has my registration charge changed?

On 10 November 2017, the Council agreed to freeze heavy vehicle charges at 2017–18 levels for a two year period (2018–19 and 2019–20). As part of this decision, the regulatory component of registration charges was adjusted to reflect the revised National Heavy Vehicle Regulator budget for 2018–19 and 2019–20 to incorporate industry funding of the new National Heavy Vehicle Registration System.

Council also approved an amendment to the Heavy Vehicle Charges Model Law giving effect to the 2018-19 and 2019-20 heavy vehicle registration charges.

Why am I being charged a separate regulatory component of the registration charge?

In November 2015, the Council approved the introduction of a separately identified regulatory and roads component to heavy vehicle registration charges. These have applied since 1 July 2016. Previously the regulatory component was included in heavy vehicle registration charges but not separately identified in heavy vehicle charges laws. The regulatory component is now specified in the Heavy Vehicle Charges Model Lawfor each heavy vehicle and trailer type and is used to finance the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

I think I may have been charged the wrong amountwho should I contact?

You should contact the road agency in your state or territory for any questions about individual registration charges.

Last Updated: 15/11/2018