Under the directive of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure (SCOTI), the NTC reviewed national heavy vehicle charges and calculated the proposed annual adjustment.
Details of the calculation of the proposed increase are outlined in 2013 Heavy vehicle road user charge annual adjustment consultation document, available from the NTC website.
The adjustment to the road user charge adheres to the overarching principles set by COAG and SCOTI regarding full cost recovery of heavy vehicle expenditure and the removal of cross-subsidies between vehicle classes.
Submissions on the proposed annual adjustment are invited by 26 March 2013.
Submissions can be made online at www.ntc.gov.au or by mail to: Annual Adjustment Submission, National Transport Commission, Level 15, 628 Bourke Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000.
Heavy vehicles in Australia are charged for the use of the roads by a combination of a fuel-based charge (determined by the federal government) and a fixed registration charge (determined by state and territory governments).