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Attachment A: National Transport Commission rates

Effective 1 July 2008

Truck configurations

Rigid truck (no trailers over 4.5t GTMR)

Type 1 (lower GVM limit)

Number of truck axles Gross vehicle mass (GVM) up to: Configuration code Annual charge
2 12.0t 1R2 $380
3 16.5t 1R3 $652
4 20.0t 1R4 $652
5+ 20.0t 1R5 $652

Type 2 (higher GVM limit)

Number of truck axles Gross vehicle mass (GVM) up to: Configuration code Annual charge
2 12.0t 2R2 $652
3 16.5t 2R3 $859
4 20.0t 2R4 $859
5+ 20.0t 2R5 $859

Short combination truck (up to and including 6 axles in combination)

Number of truck axles Configuration code Annual charge
2 SR2 $652
3 SR3 $859
4+ SR4 $1,593

Medium combination truck (more than 6 axles in combination)

Number of truck axles Configuration code Annual charge
2 MR2 $5,161
3 MR3 $5,161
4+ MR4 $5,574

Long combination truck (2+ trailers)a

Number of truck axles Configuration code Annual charge
2 LR2 $7,120
3 LR3 $7,120
4+ LR4 $7,120
  1. Victoria has no such classification.

 

Prime mover configurations

Short combination prime mover (1 trailer only)

Number of mover axles Configuration code Annual charge
2 SP2 $1,000
3 SP3 $3,930
4+ SP4 $4,322

Medium combination prime mover (B-double)

Number of mover axles Configuration code Annual charge
2 MP2 $7,050
3 MP3 $7,050
4+ MP4 $7,755

Long combination prime mover (road train)

Number of mover axles Configuration code Annual charge
2 LP2 $7,050
3 LP3 $7,050
4+ LP4 $7,755

Trailers

Number of axles Configuration code Annual charge
1 HT1 $380
2 HT2 $760
3 HT3 $1,140
4-9 HT4-HT9 $1,520-$3,420

 

Bus configurations

Bus (type 1 and 2)

Number of axles Gross vehicle mass (GVM) Configuration code Annual charge

2 (type 1)

Up to12.0t

1B2

$380

2 (type 2)

Over 12.0t

2B2

$380

3 (type 2)

Over 4.5t

2B3

$2,087

4+ (type 2)

Over 4.5t

2B4

$2,087

Articulated bus

Number of axles Configuration code Annual charge
3 AB3 $380
4+ AB4 $380

Special Purpose Vehicle Configurations (Type P, T and O)

Number of axles Configuration code Annual charge
Any (Type P - Plant) PSV $NILa
Any (Type T - Truck) TSV $248a
1 (Type O - Overmass) OSV1 $310
2 (Type O - Overmass) OSV2 $310
3 (Type O - Overmass) OSV3 $620
4 (Type O - Overmass) OSV4 $930
5-12 (Type O - Overmass) OSV5-12 $1,240-$3,410
  1. In Western Australia, the annual charges for PSV and TSV are $86.

 

Notes:

Vehicle configuration codes

The first number/letter denotes configuration type (see definitions below) and the last number denotes the number of axles:

1R
Rigid truck (type 1)
2R
Rigid truck (type 2)
SR
Short combination truck
MR
Medium combination truck
LR
Long combination truck
SP
Short combination prime mover
MP
Medium combination prime mover
LP
Long combination prime mover
HT
Trailers
1B
Bus (type 1)
2B
Bus (type 2)
AB
Articulated bus
PSV
Special purpose vehicle (type P)
TSV
Special purpose vehicle (type T)
OSV
Special purpose vehicle (type O)

Vehicle configuration definitions for charges

Rigid truck types 1 and 2

A truck nominated not to haul a trailer over 4.5 tonnes gross trailer mass rating (GTMR) at any time. The difference between the types is that Type 1 has lower gross vehicle mass (GVM) limits.

Includes truck-based plant that is not SPVs.

Short combination truck

A truck nominated to haul one trailer, where: (a) the combination has six axles or less and (b) the maximum total mass that is legally allowable for the combination is 42.5 tonnes or less.

Medium combination truck

A truck, other than a short combination truck nominated to haul one trailer, where the combination has more than 6 axles and is over 42.5 tonnes.

Long combination truck

A truck nominated to haul two or more trailers.

Short combination prime mover

A prime mover nominated to haul a maximum of one trailer only.

Medium combination prime mover (B‑Double)

A prime mover nominated to haul two semi-trailers where the second semi‑trailer is mounted on the rear of the first semi-trailer.

Long combination prime mover (road train)

A prime mover nominated to haul two or more trailers, not including a medium combination prime mover.

Trailer

A load-carrying vehicle without motive power, with a GTMR or aggregate trailer mass (ATM) over 4.5 tonnes, designed to be hauled by another vehicle.

Includes plant trailers that are not SPVs.

Bus

For New South Wales registration, a vehicle currently fitted to carry more than nine seated adults including the driver.

For Federal Interstate registration, a vehicle currently fitted to carry more than twelve seated adults including the driver.

Special purpose vehicle (SPV)

A vehicle whose primary purpose for which it was built, or permanently modified, is not the carriage of goods or passengers.

SPV — Type P (plant)
(all axles within mass limits)

Built, or permanently modified, primarily for: (a) off-road use; (b) use on a road related area; or (c) use on an area of road that is under construction or repair.

Examples include: tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, graders and front end loaders.

SPV — Type T (truck)
(all axles within mass limits)

Built, or permanently modified, primarily for use on roads and that has no axle or axle group loaded in excess of the mass limits.

Examples include: mobile cranes, cherry pickers, concrete pumps and boring plants.

SPV — Type O (overmass)
(1 or more axles over mass limits)

Built, or permanently modified, primarily for use on roads and that has at least one axle or axle group loaded in excess of the mass limits.

Examples include: mobile cranes, concrete pumps and boring plants.