Primary producer vehicles

If you are a primary producer and your vehicle is used solely in connection with your business, fire fighting, charitable or emergency purposes, you can register your vehicle with reduced registration fees.

 

Who is a primary producer?

You are a primary producer if you are a person or company who is:

  • engaged solely or substantially in agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, dairying, pastoral or other like pursuits
  • a commercial fisherman holding a licence to take fish for sale.

Eligible vehicles

All vehicles registered as a primary producer vehicle must be used solely for the operator's business as a primary producer.

Eligible vehicles include:

  • a vehicle built for carrying a load, a prime mover, a tractor, a vehicle with an engine used to drive or operate an agricultural implement, a vehicle built for agricultural purposes or a Quad bike
  • vehicles with body types such as station wagons, wagons, utility and panel vans and have a goods carrying capability
  • primary producer fire fighting units
  • primary producer vehicles for charitable or emergency purposes.

Primary producer fire fighting vehicles

Vehicles must be certified by the Country Fire Authority (CFA) as a motor vehicle specifically equipped for and exclusively used for combating outbreaks of fire. You will need to submit the completed original Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Country Fire Authority with your application to apply the primary producer rate to your vehicle’s registration.

Vehicles used and equipped specifically for combating outbreaks of fire can be registered with no registration fee. Transport Accident Commission (TAC) charges will still apply.

Vehicles used for charitable or emergency purposes

For a vehicle to be considered a primary producer vehicle for charitable or emergency purposes the following definitions apply:

  • vehicles used to cart primary produce to assist in the relief of an emergency as defined in the Emergency Management Act 1986
  • vehicles used to assist a charitable or sporting body as defined in regulation 56(4)(b) of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009. This definition applies provided the registered operator of the vehicle does so without fee or reward.

If a vehicle is registered with the primary producer vehicle for charitable or emergency purposes discount, the vehicle cannot be used for purposes other than this.

Follow these steps to register your vehicle.

To have the primary producer rate applied to your vehicle registration:

If your vehicle is a primary producer fire fighting vehicle, your application must be accompanied by the completed original Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Country Fire Authority.

Submit your application to VicRoads by:

Fees applicable to primary producer vehicles

View the vehicle registration fees for primary producer vehicles.

Fee exemptions

The following vehicle types are exempt from the registration fee.

  • Primary producer fire fighting units.
  • Primary producer vehicles for charitable or emergency purposes.

Motorcycles operated by primary producers

Motorcycles operated by primary producers are not eligible for a registration concession, however a lower Transport Accident Commission (TAC) premium applies to primary producer motorcycles.

TAC charges

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