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Calculation of Fees - Trailers, Caravans, Plant Trailers & Horse Floats with GTM < 4.5t (Gross Trailer Mass)

    Definition

    • Trailers
    • Caravans
    • Horse floats

    How to Calculate Fees Payable

    1. Rebates or exemptions

    Determine if the client is eligible for any rebates or exemptions and adjust any calculations accordingly. See Vehicle Registration  Concessions, Rebates & Exemptions.


    2. Registration Fee (Includes Fire Levy)

    • $28.80 normal rate
    • $14.40 pensioner rate

    3. Road Safety Levy

    • $25.00 normal rate
    • $15.00 pensioner rate

    4. Motor Tax

    • Motor Tax = $22.00

    5. MAIB

    Determine the MAIB Premium Paid (which includes GST and Premium Duty) from the MAIB Vehicle and Premiums Classifications Card, (refer to the MAIB Vehicle and Premiums Classifications Card)

    Trailers, Caravans, Horse Floats and Plant Trailers

    • with an unladen mass up to 500 kg do not require an MAIB premium.

    • with an unladen mass greater than 500 kg require a class 10 (Heavy Trailers) or class 9 (Caravans and Horse Floats) MAIB Premium.

    Note: A Heavy Trailer is defined for the purposes of MAIB calculations to be greater than 500kg. A Heavy Trailer is defined for purposes of motor tax calculations to be more than 4.5t GTM.

    6. Inspection Fees for Registration

    Include the Vehicle Inspection Fee if the vehicle has been inspected by other than an Approved Inspection Station. (See Vehicle Inspection Fees).

    7. Registration Plate Fee

    Include the Registration Plate Fee for new registrations or if the vehicle is to be re-registered.  Standard Plate is $16.55. (If retaining existing number plates then no plate fee will be applicable).

    8. Duty

    Duty is unique to each vehicle and is calculated on its market value. Applicable only for registration issue, re-issue & registration transfer. See Appendix A Duty Rates.

    Example Calculations Re-registrations, New Registrations and Renewals

    Note: Duty has not been included in any calculations below.

    Calculation of Fees for a Trailer, Caravan, Plant Trailer & Horse Float with an Unladen Mass between 0 and <500kgs with a GTM <4.5tonnes.


    Fee

    Normal Rate

    Pensioner

    Registration Fee

    $28.80

    $14.40

    Road Safety Levy

    $25.00

    $15.00

    Motor Tax

    $22.00

    $22.00

    Registration Plates

    $16.55

    $16.55

    Total: New Registration (no inspection) & New or Re-registration (inspection conducted by Approved Inspection Station)

    $92.35

    $67.95

    Total: Renewal (no inspect & no plates issued)

    $75.80

    $51.40

    Note: MAIB Premiums for trailers (including Plant Trailers), caravans and horse floats with an unladen mass less than or equal to 500 kg are covered by the towing vehicle.

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    Calculation of Fees for an Unladen Mass Trailer >500 kgs with GTM <4.5 tonnes

    Fee

    Normal Rate

    Pensioner

    Registration Fee

    $28.80

    $14.40

    Road Safety Levy

     $25.00

    $15.00

    Motor Tax

    $22.00

    $22.00

    MAIB Premium Paid (Inc $20.00 duty)

    $121.00

    $121.00

    Registration Plates

    $16.55

    $16.55

    Total: New Registration (no inspection) & New or Re-registration (inspection conducted by Approved Inspection Station)

    $213.35

    $188.95

    Total: Renewal (no inspect & no plates)

    $196.80

    $172.40

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    Calculation of Fees for a Caravan, Plant Trailer and Horse Float >500kgs with a GTM < 4.5 tonnes.


    Fee

    Normal Rate

    Pensioner

    Registration Fee

    $28.80

    $14.40

    Road Safety Levy

     $25.00

    $15.00

    Motor Tax

    $22.00

    $22.00

    MAIB Premium Paid (inc $20.00 duty)

    $65.00

    $65.00

    Registration Plates

    $16.55

    $16.55

    Total: New Registration (no inspection) & New or Re-registration (inspection conducted by Approved Inspection Station)

    $157.35

    $132.95

    Total: Renewal  (no inspect & no plates)

    $140.80

    $116.40

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    Motor Tax Rate for Other Vehicles (Trailers, Plant Trailers, Caravans and Horse Floats)

    Vehicle Type

    Motor Tax

    A goods carrying trailer with an operating mass not exceeding 4.5 tonnes

    $22.00

    Caravans

    $22.00

    Horse floats

    $22.00

    Note: 40% rebates do not apply to motor tax rates in above table.

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