Have your say: Proposed increase in road user charge for heavy vehicles powered by gaseous fuels

On 30 March 2021 Infrastructure and Transport Ministers agreed to increase heavy vehicle road user charges for 2021-22 by 2.5 per cent. This will see State and Territory registration fees and the Commonwealth heavy vehicle Road User Charge (RUC) increase by 2.5 per cent from 1 July 2021 (noting Western Australia and the Northern Territory set their registration fees separately to national decisions).

The current RUC rate for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) is 34.4 cents per kilogram. A 2.5 per cent increase will see this increase to 35.3 cents per kilogram from 1 July 2021.

The department welcomes public feedback on the proposed cents per kilogram rates until 14 June 2021.

How to make a submission

Email hvrr@infrastructure.gov.au. Submissions will be published unless clearly marked as confidential.

Further details are available at the following links:

Australian Privacy Principle 5 Notice

Public consultation on proposed 2021-22 road user charge rate for gaseous fuels

Your submission, including any personal information supplied, is being collected by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act), for the purpose of collecting pubic feedback on the proposed 2.5 per cent increase to the Commonwealth heavy vehicle road user charge for gaseous fuels.

The department will use this information to inform the Transport Minister before he makes a decision on an increased rate of road user charge for gaseous fuels.

Your personal information will be stored securely by the department. It may be used by the department to make further contact with you about the consultation process. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

Submissions, in part or full, including the name of the author may be published on the department's website or in the Government’s response, unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions (including author name) will not be published. Private addresses and contact details will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.

Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish you make a confidential submission, you should indicate this by ensuring your submission is marked confidential.

Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister;
  • where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia; or
  • where required by law.

The department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.

Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act any submissions containing sensitive information, personal information or information which may reasonably be used to identify a person or group of people may not be published, even if not marked as confidential.

The department’s Privacy Policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the department. The Privacy Officer can be contact at privacy@infrastructure.gov.au.