Heavy vehicle charges determination


We are reviewing the methodology (known as Pay-As-You-Go or PAYGO) for setting heavy vehicle charges to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

The purpose of this work is to develop recommendations for setting heavy vehicle charges from 2022–23 onwards that are based on an open and transparent methodology and assumptions, and the best available data.


May–December 2020
Research & engagement
Late 2020
Options analysis
Early 2021
Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)
June-August 2021
Public consultation
Late 2021
Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)
November 2021
Ministerial council meeting


Heavy vehicle charges have remained static since 2017–18, while government expenditure on roads has continued to increase.

The Council has directed the NTC to undertake a heavy vehicle charges determination, presenting final recommendations to the Council in November 2021.

Contact us

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