Proposed heavy vehicle charges from 2023–24 to 2025-26

At the Infrastructure and Transport Minister’s Meeting (ITMM) in December, 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.

We are now seeking feedback, following direction from ITMM, on an 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.

Project background

In November 2022, we provided our recommendations on setting heavy vehicle charges from 2023-24 to ministers. At its meeting on 9 December 2022, ITMM endorsed in-principle 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 that can be planned for.

Ministers requested further consultation be undertaken on an increase in charges ranging between 6 and 10 per cent, to establish the right balance between appropriate cost-recovery and operators’ ability to cope with price increases in view of the current economic climate.

In support of this we want to hear from industry and the public about the matters explored in the Heavy vehicle charges consultation report

The consultation report outlines the proposal that a 6 per cent increase be applied to the roads component of registration charges each year from 2023–24 to 2025–26. This is compared against the alternative scenario of increasing the roads component of registration charges by 10 per cent per annum from 2023–24 to 2025–26.  

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

Have your say

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. 


Timeline

Dec 2022
Consulting on issues
Dec 2022
Drafting report
Mar 2023
Preparing recommendations for ministers

Contact us

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