On 28 June 2018, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced an increase in petrol excise duty of 3.5 cents per litre to take effect from 30 September 2018, and further 3.5 cent increases in 2019 and 2020. Road user charges will increase by an equivalent amount from 1 October 2018 and in 2019 and 2020.

The increases will fund $5 billion of investment over the next decade as set out in the Government Policy Statement on land transport 2018 (GPS 2018). This investment will fund a range of accessible and safe transport infrastructure for cities and regions. 

Read the Regulatory Impact Summary for the Petrol Excise Duty and Road User Charges rate changes

Read more about the Road User Charges Regulations.

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