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.


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

The Infrastructure and Transport Ministers' Meeting has directed the NTC to undertake a heavy vehicle charges determination, presenting final recommendations to ministers in November 2021.

Contact us

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


January 2020
January 2020
Analysing issues
January 2021
Developing options
June 2021
Consulting on options
August 2021
Preparing recommendations for ministers
November 2021
Delivering advice to ministers