Heavy vehicle charges aim to recover heavy vehicle related expenditure on roads from heavy vehicle operators. This allows governments to invest in building and maintaining productive and safer roads.
Charges are a combination of an annual registration and fuel-based road user charges.
The revenue raised by registration charges is collected by state and territory governments. The revenue from the fuel-based road user charge is collected by the Commonwealth Government.
The regulatory component of the registration charge is passed onto the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator by participating states and territories.