Heavy vehicle fees

This page contains information about heavy vehicle fees (including primary producer).

These fees are for 2017/18 and don't include the TAC component.


2 axle rigid trucks

A 2 axle rigid truck

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
GVM 12 tonnes or less 1R2 $611.00 $152.80
GVM greater than 12 tonnes 2R2 $980.00 $245.00

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
GVM 12 tonnes or less 1R2 $305.50 $76.40
GVM greater than 12 tonnes 2R2 $490.00 $122.50


3 axle rigid trucks

A 3 axle rigid truck
Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
GVM 16.5 tonnes or less 1R3 $955.00 $238.00
GVM greater than 16.5 tonnes 2R3 $1,148.00 $287.00

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
GVM 16.5 tonnes or less 1R3 $477.55 $119.40
GVM greater than 16.5 tonnes 2R3 $574.00 $143.50


4 axle rigid trucks

A 4 axle rigid truck
Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
GVM 20 tonnes or less 1R4 $970.00 $242.50
GVM greater than 20 tonnes 2R4 $1,170.00 $292.50

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
GVM 20 tonnes or less 1R4 $426.80 $106.70
GVM greater than 20 tonnes 2R4 $234.00 $58.50


Short combination trucks

Short combination truck

Short combination trucks are trucks nominated to tow a heavy trailer, where the truck and trailer combination is operating at 42.5 tonnes GVM or under, and where there are 6 axles or less in the truck/trailer combination. (Fees shown do not include separate trailer registration charge).

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee.
2 axles SR2 $1,027.00 $256.80
3 axles SR3 $1,205.00 $301.30
4 axles SR4 $2,082.00 $520.50

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
2 axles SR2 $505.50 $126.40
3 axles SR3 $237.20 $59.30
4 axles SR4 $409.60 $102.40


Medium combination trucks

Medium combination truck

Medium combination trucks are trucks nominated to tow a heavy trailer, either where the truck and trailer combination is operating at more than 42.5 tonnes GVM, or where there are more than 6 axles in the truck/trailer combination. (Fees shown do not include separate trailer registration charge).

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
2 axles MR2 $9,566.00 $2,391.50
3 axles MR3 $9,566.00 $2,391.50
4 axles MR4 $10,333.00 $2,583.30

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
2 axles MR2 $1,913.20 $478.30
3 axles MR3 $1,913.20 $478.30
4 axles MR4 $2,066.60 $516.70


Prime mover for single semi trailer (short combination prime mover)

Prime mover with a single trailer

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
2 axles SP2 $1,131.00 $282.80
3 axles SP3 $4,519.00 $1,129.80
4 axles SP4 $4,827.00 $1,206.80

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
2 axles SP2 $226.20 $56.60
3 axles SP3 $903.80 $226.00
4 axles SP4 $965.40 $241.40


Prime mover for B-Double (Multi combination prime mover)

Prime mover b double
Prime mover with 2 or more trailers
Prime mover road train

Multi combination prime movers are registered to tow 2 or more semi trailers, including B-Triples. B triple combinations cannot be operated in Victoria except with special approval.

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
2 axles MC2 $11,350.00 $2,837.50
3 axles MC3 $11,350.00

$2,837.50

4 axles MC4 $12,485.00 $3,121.30
5 axles MC5 $12,485.00

$3,121.30


Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
2 axles MC2 $2,270.00 $567.50
3 axles MC3 $2,270.00

$567.50

4 axles MC4 $2,497.00 $624.30
5 axles MC5 $2,497.00

$624.30


Special purpose vehicle

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
Plant based SPV - Type P SPV 1 PSV No Fee No Fee
Road going truck or trailer SPV - Type T SPV 2 TSV $505.00 $126.30
2 axle overmass SPV OSV2 $580.00 $145.00
3 axle overmass SPV OSV3 $955.00 $238.80
4 axle overmass SPV OSV4 $1,330.00 $332.50
5 axle overmass SPV OSV5 $1,705.00 $426.30

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
Plant based SPV - Type P SPV 1 PSV No Fee No Fee
Road going truck or trailer SPV - Type T SPV 2 TSV $101.00 $25.30
2 axle overmass SPV OSV2 $116.00 $29.00
3 axle overmass SPV OSV3 $191.00 $47.80
4 axle overmass SPV OSV4 $266.00 $66.50
5 axle overmass SPV OSV5 $341.00 $85.30

Type P SPVs are plant based which generally make little use of the road network, i.e. backhoes, excavators, bulldozers, headers, scrapers, tractors, off road water sprayers.

Type T SPVs are truck or road going trailer based SPVs built or permanently modified for use on roads, the primary purpose for which they are built is not the carriage of goods or passengers, i.e. concrete pump, amusement rides, specially equipped heavy vehicles used by emergency services. Type T SPVs must be used within the mass limits.

Type O SPV's are type T SPV's built or permanently modified for use on roads, the primary purpose for which they are built is not the carriage of goods or passengers, that have at least one axle or axle group loaded in excess of the national axle limits..


Heavy semi trailers (Excluding lead trailers)

A semi trailer

Heavy Vehicles
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 axle TS1 $667.00 $166.80
2 axle TS2 $1,612.00 $403.00
3 axle TS3 $1,713.00 $428.30
4 axle TS4 $1,716.00 $429.00
5 axle TS5 $2,145.00 $536.30

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 axle TS1 $133.40 $33.40
2 axle TS2 $322.40 $80.60
3 axle TS3 $342.60 $85.70
4 axle TS4 $343.20 $85.80
5 axle TS5 $429.00 $107.30


Lead trailers

Heavy semi trailers used as the first trailer ("A trailer") in B Double or B Triple combinations and the middle trailer in B Triple combinations.

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 axle TL1 $667.00 $166.80
2 axle TL2 $1,612.00 $403.00
3 axle TL3 $1,713.00 $428.30
4 axle TL4 $1,716.00 $429.00
5 axle TL5 $2,145.00 $536.30

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 axle TL1 $133.40 $33.40
2 axle TL2 $322.40 $80.60
3 axle TL3 $342.60 $85.70
4 axle TL4 $343.20 $85.80
5 axle TL5 $429.00 $107.30


Pig trailers

Heavy trailers without steerable wheels. 

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 axle TP1 $667.00 $166.80
2 axle TP2 $1,280.00 $320.00
3 axle TP3 $1,890.00 $472.50
4 axle TP4 $2,504.00 $626.00
5 axle TP5 $3,130.00 $782.50

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 axle TP1 $133.40 $33.40
2 axle TP2 $256.00 $64.00
3 axle TP3 $378.00 $94.50
4 axle TP4 $500.80 $125.20
5 axle TP5 $626.00 $156.50


Dog trailers

A dog trailer
A dog trailer

Heavy trailers with steerable front axles. The rate code captures the number of front axles and the number of rear axles.

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 front and 1 rear axle TD11 $1,334.00 $333.50
1 front and 2 rear axle TD12 $1,890.00 $472.50
2 front and 1 rear axle TD21 $1,890.00

$472.50

1 front and 3 rear axle TD13 $2,504.00 $626.00
3 front and 1 rear axle TD31 $2,504.00

$626.00

2 front and 2 rear axle TD22 $2,504.00

$626.00

2 front and 3 rear axle TD23 $3,130.00 $782.50
3 front and 2 rear axle TD32 $3,130.00

$782.50           

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 front and 1 rear axle TD11 $266.80 $66.70
1 front and 2 rear axle TD12 $378.00 $94.50
2 front and 1 rear axle TD21 $378.00

$94.50

1 front and 3 rear axle TD13 $500.80 $125.20
3 front and 1 rear axle TD31 $500.80

$125.20

2 front and 2 rear axle TD22 $500.80

$125.20

2 front and 3 rear axle TD23 $626.00 $156.50
3 front and 2 rear axle TD32 $626.00

$156.50




Dolly trailers - (including converter dollies)

Heavy Vehicle Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 axle TY1 $55.00 $13.80
2 axle TY2 $56.00 $14.00
3 axle TY3 $54.00 $13.50
4 axle TY4 $56.00 $14.00
5 axle TY5 $70.00 $17.50

Primary Producer Fees
Vehicle description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
1 axle TY1 $11.00 $2.80
2 axle TY2 $11.20 $2.80
3 axle TY3 $10.80 $2.70
4 axle TY4 $11.20 $2.80
5 axle TY5 $14.00 $3.50

A heavy bus

Vehicle Description Fee code Annual registration fee Three monthly registration fee
Heavy bus (12 tonnes GVM or under) with 2 axles 1B2 $517.00 $129.30
Heavy bus (over 12 tonnes GVM) with 2 axles 2B2 $649.00

$162.30

Heavy bus with 3 axles 2B3 $2,682.00 $670.50
Heavy bus with 4 axles 2B4 $2,682.00            $670.50
Articulated bus with 3 axles AB3 $646.00

$161.50
Articulated bus with 4 axles AB4 $646.00

$161.50

Axle spacing

For the calculation of the number of axles on heavy vehicles, the following rules apply:

  • 2 axles not more than 1 metre apart from the wheel centres are regarded as 1 axle
  • 3 axles not more than 2 metres apart from the wheel centres are regarded as 2 axles
  • 4 axles not more than 3.2 metres apart from the wheel centres are regarded as 3 axles.

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