Annual adjustment of registration charges for heavy vehicles
A heavy vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle or trailer that has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) greater than 4.5 tonnes.
The 2011 heavy vehicle registration charges annual adjustment has been determined by the National Transport Commission (NTC) as part of its role to improve national road transport efficiency and productivity.
The annual adjustment of 2.4 per cent will apply to registration charges for all NSW registered heavy vehicles commencing on 1st July 2011 (including Federal Interstate Registered Vehicles - FIRS).
In 2010, new vehicle classification codes were introduced which means that some vehicles are now classified under a different category. Please see 'Heavy Vehicle Registration charges'.
The changes establish new classifications for some larger prime-movers and all heavy trailers, with the aim to reflect the greater impact and cost that heavier freight vehicles have on the road network.
Heavy vehicle charges are set nationally and are based on the principle – widely supported by industry – that heavy vehicles pay their fair share of road spending.
The NSW Government is spending record amounts to build, upgrade and maintain the state’s road network. The freight industry is a major beneficiary of these improvements and has acknowledged that it is reasonable to pay a fairer share of the costs.
Heavy vehicle registration adjustments are in line with other jurisdictions across Australia and will apply to approximately 150,000 heavy vehicles registered in NSW.
It is the responsibility of the registered operator to provide correct information to ensure appropriate registration charges are applied. The registration details must record the highest nominated configuration under which you may operate the vehicle. It is an offence to operate at a higher configuration than nominated. Fines apply.
Buying and registering a heavy vehicle
Here are some tips to remember when buying a heavy vehicle.