Heavy vehicle charges from 2023–24 to 2025-26

Australia’s transport ministers have announced an increase to heavy vehicle charges.

Ministers agreed to an annual 6 per cent increase to heavy vehicle charges between 2023-24 and 2025-26.

Commencing from 1 July 2023, the 6 per cent increase each year applies to both the road user charge and the roads component of registration fees.

You can read the Ministers’ communique here

Project background

At the Infrastructure and Transport Minister’s Meeting (ITMM) in December 2022, ministers agreed in-principle to a three-year road user charging cycle - replacing the current annual cycle, to provide greater certainty to industry by providing a longer-term view of costs. 

At this meeting, ministers also directed the NTC to consult on a potential increase in heavy vehicle charges and the Road User Charge of 6 per cent, as well as an alternative scenario of 10 per cent per annum from 2023-24 to 2025-26. 

Following this consultation, all feedback was provided to ITMM and the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government for consideration.

The National Transport Commission does not set heavy vehicle charges. Its role is to research options and undertake consultation and economic analysis.

Further information can be found in the Ministers’ communique here.

Closed submissions

Consultation on this has now concluded. All submissions received can be found on the right. 

Heavy vehicle charges consultation report

Published on 21 Dec 2022

Read the full details on possible increases in heavy vehicle charges and learn more about what it might mean for you. 

Closed on 20 Feb 2023

Contact us

Project manager Ramon Staheli
Contact email rstaheli@ntc.gov.au