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Below are examples of how the congestion levy is calculated for a private car park located in the category 1 levy area. The same rules apply to private car parks in the category 2 levy area using the category 2 levy area rate.

Levy with no exempt spaces and no concession

An owner of a private car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2020 annual return showing the car park has a total of 90 parking spaces.

The congestion levy for 2020 is calculated thus: 90 (spaces) x $1460 (category 1 levy amount) = $131,400

Levy with exempt spaces

An owner of a private car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2020 annual return showing the following:

  • The car park has a total of 70 parking spaces.
  • 10 of these parking spaces are exempt under the shift worker exemption, as they are leased to a nearby hospital which provides them to nursing staff for parking while they are at work.

The congestion levy for 2020 is calculated thus: 70 (total spaces) - 10 (exempt spaces) = 60 (total leviable spaces) x $1460 (category 1 levy amount) = $87,600

Levy with concession

An owner of a private car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2020 annual return showing:

  • the car park has a total of 80 parking spaces,
  • 10 of these parking spaces are exempt.

Additionally, the owner lodges a claim form, claiming a concession for an additional five spaces. The owner notes that the spaces were unavailable for use for 45 days of the year due to building works. Based on this information, the levy payable for 2020 is calculated (amounts have been rounded) thus:

Step 1 - Calculate levy on total spaces

80 (total spaces) - 10 (exempt spaces) = 70 (total leviable spaces) x $1460 (category 1 levy amount) = $102,200

Step 2 - Calculate concession

5 (spaces claimed) x 45 ÷ 365 (days claimed over year) x $1460 (category 1 levy amount) = $900 (concession)

Step 3 - Calculate total levy payable

$102,200 (levy on leviable spaces) - $900 total concession) = $101,300 (total levy payable)

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