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Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Act 1995

  • - C2004A04904
  • No longer in force
Act No. 51 of 1995 as made
An Act to amend the Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985
Administered by: DOTARS
Date of Assent 23 Jun 1995
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

INTERSTATE ROAD TRANSPORT CHARGE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 51, 1995

Making Information
- Assented to 23 June 1995

INTERSTATE ROAD TRANSPORT CHARGE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 51 of 1995 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985

INTERSTATE ROAD TRANSPORT CHARGE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 51 of 1995 - SECT 1
Short title etc.

1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Act 1995.


(2) In this Act, "Principal Act" means the Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985*1*.


(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 11 May 1995
Senate on 29 May 1995)
*1* No. 131, 1985, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 40, 1988; and No. 129, 1991.

INTERSTATE ROAD TRANSPORT CHARGE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 51 of 1995 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. This Act commences on 1 July 1995.

INTERSTATE ROAD TRANSPORT CHARGE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 51 of 1995 - SECT 3
Amendments

3. The Principal Act is amended as set out in the Schedule.

INTERSTATE ROAD TRANSPORT CHARGE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 51 of 1995 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE Section 3
AMENDMENTS OF THE INTERSTATE ROAD TRANSPORT CHARGE ACT 1985
1. Section 5:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Amount of charge
"5.(1) The amount of charge in respect of the registration of a
motor vehicle or trailer referred to in Part 2 of the Schedule in
relation to a year commencing on 1 July 1995 and subsequent years
is the amount applicable to motor vehicles or trailers of that
kind under the Schedule.
"(2) If a motor vehicle or trailer falls within 2 or more
categories specified in the table in Part 2 of the Schedule, the
registration charge for the vehicle is the higher or highest of
the charges that could apply to the vehicle.
Alteration of amounts specified in the Schedule
"6. The regulations may alter the amounts specified in the
Schedule in relation to a year, but any alteration in relation to
a year must not increase or decrease the amounts applicable to the
previous year by more than 5%.".
2. Add at the end:
"SCHEDULE
Sections 5 and 6
"PART 1-INTERPRETATION
1. In this Schedule:
'articulated bus' means a bus consisting of more than one rigid
section with passenger access between the sections and the
sections connected to one another so as to allow rotary movement
between the sections;
'axle' means the axis of rotation of a row of tyres across a
vehicle;
'axle group' means one axle or consecutive axles connected by a
load sharing suspension system or steering mechanism; 'bus'
means a motor vehicle principally constructed to carry more than
12 seated adult persons;
'bus (type 1)' means a rigid bus that has 2 axles and an MRC not
exceeding 12 tonnes;
'bus (type 2)' means:
(a) a rigid bus that has 2 axles and an MRC exceeding 12 tonnes;
or
(b) a rigid bus that has 3 axles;
'dog trailer' means a trailer that has 2 axle groups of which
the front axle group is steered by connection to the hauling motor
vehicle or trailer;
'dolly' means a specially designed pig trailer used to convert a
semi trailer into a dog trailer;
'load carrying vehicle' means a motor vehicle or trailer
designed and constructed to haul or carry goods and wares in
addition to any fuel, water, lubricants, tools and any other
equipment or accessories necessary for normal operation of the
vehicle;
'long combination prime mover (type 1)' means a prime mover
nominated to haul 2 trailers, but does not include a medium
combination prime mover;
'long combination prime mover (type 2)' means a prime mover

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nominated to haul more than 2 trailers;
'long combination truck' means a truck nominated to haul 2 or
more trailers;
'medium combination prime mover' means a prime mover nominated
to haul 2 semi trailers where the second semi trailer is mounted
on the rear of the semi trailer being hauled by the prime mover (a
B-double prime mover);
'medium combination truck' means a truck nominated to haul one
trailer where the combination has more than 6 axles;
'nominated' means nominated by the person applying for
registration;
'operating mass', in relation to a vehicle, means the maximum
mass of the vehicle, including any load, as determined by the
Registration Authority having regard to the design and
construction of the vehicle or of any of its components;
'pig trailer' means a trailer with one axle group near the
middle of its load carrying surface and connected to the towing
vehicle by a drawbar;
'pole type trailer' means a trailer that is attached to a towing
vehicle by a pole or an attachment fitted to a pole and that is
used for transporting loads such as logs, pipes, structural
members or other things that are capable of supporting themselves
as beams between supporting connections;
'prime mover' means a motor vehicle designed to haul a semi
trailer;
'Registration Authority' means the authority of a State or
Territory that is responsible for registering vehicles;
'semi trailer' means a trailer that has:
(a) one axle group towards the rear; and
(b) a means of attachment to a prime mover that results in some
of the load being imposed on the prime mover;
and includes a pole type trailer;
'short combination prime mover' means a prime mover nominated to
haul one semi trailer;
'short combination truck' means a truck nominated to haul one
trailer;
'truck' means a rigid motor vehicle that is principally
constructed as a load carrying vehicle;
'truck (type 1)' means a truck that:
(a) has 2 axles and an MRC not exceeding 12 tonnes; or
(b) has 3 axles and an MRC not exceeding 16.5 tonnes; or
(c) has 4 or more axles and an MRC not exceeding 20 tonnes;
'truck (type 2)' means:
(a) a truck that has 2 axles and an MRC exceeding 12 tonnes; or
(b) a truck that has 3 axles and an MRC exceeding 16.5 tonnes;
or
(c) a truck that has 4 or more axles and an MRC exceeding 20
tonnes.
2. For the purposes of this Schedule:
(a) 2 axles not more than one metre apart are to be regarded as
one axle; and (b) 3 axles not more than 2 metres apart are to be
regarded as 2 axles; and
(c) 4 axles not more than 3.2 metres apart are to be regarded as
3 axles.
3. For the purposes of determining the number of trailers that a
prime mover or truck may tow for the purposes of this Schedule, a
dolly and a semi trailer when used together are to be regarded as
one trailer.
4. Nothing in this Schedule applies to a vehicle with an MRC less
than or equal to 4.5 tonnes.


PART 2-REGISTRATION CHARGES
DIVISION 1-LOAD CARRYING VEHICLES
Vehicle Type 2-axle 3-axle 4-axle 5-axle
Trucks
- Truck (type 1) $300 $600 $900 $900
- Truck (type 2) $500 $800 $2,000 $2,000
- Short combination truck $600 $2,100 $2,100 $2,100
- Medium combination truck $4,000 $4,000 $4,250 $4,250
- Long combination truck $5,250 $5,250 $5,250 $5,250
Prime Movers
- Short combination prime< $800 $3,250 $4,250 $4,250
mover
- Medium combination prime< $3,250 $4,250 $4,500 $4,500
mover (B-double
prime - mover)< - - Long combination prime< $4,750 $4,750 $4,750 $4,750
mover (type 1)
- Long combination prime< $5,250 $5,250 $5,500 $5,500
mover (type 2)
DIVISION 2-LOAD CARRYING TRAILERS
The amount worked out using the formula: $250 X Number of axles
DIVISION 3-BUSES
Bus Type< 2-axle 3-axle
- Bus (type 1) $300 - - Bus (type 2)
$500 $1,250
- Articulated bus< - $500".
3. Section 7:
Omit "subsections 4(2) and 5(2)", substitute "subsection 4(2) and
section 6".