Influence heavy vehicle charges

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The National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot (National Pilot) is an innovative industry partnership testing potential direct user charging options for heavy vehicles.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is looking for volunteers to participate in the National Pilot to help shape the future of heavy vehicle charging. Participants will report road use data and receive mock invoices comparing their current heavy vehicle registration and fuel charges against alternative charging scenarios. The research will be concluded by 2021.

Why participate?

  • Have telematics devices or hubodometers installed and maintained for the life of the trial.
  • Help shape the future of heavy vehicle charging.
  • No cost to businesses to receive information.

The first, Small Scale On-Road Trial concluded in January 2020. Access the results at:

The trail is currently recruiting 100 operators and more than 1,000 vehicles for a second Large Scale On-Road Trial scheduled to start this year and run for up to 18 months. This trial will test a wider range of data collection methods, including telematics devices. Smaller operators, including owner-drivers and those who do not currently have telematics installed, are being recruited for this trial.

The Government has co-designed the trials with industry to inform and shape future policy.

If you want to know more about how the trial works, please view this video of four business owners who have already signed up for the large-scale trial.

For more information:

If you are interested in influencing the future of heavy vehicle charges, please express your interest to participate in the National Pilot’s large scale on-road trial via the contact details below.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1800 065 113