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

Levy with no exempt spaces and no concession

An operator of a public car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2021 annual return showing the car park has 90 parking spaces.

The congestion levy liability for 2021 is $133,200 (90 spaces x $1480 levy amount).

Levy with exempt spaces

An operator of a public car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2021 annual return showing the following:

  • the car park has a total of 280 parking spaces, and
  • 10 of the parking spaces are exempt as they are set aside for use by police and ambulance vehicles.

The congestion levy liability for 2021 is $399,600 (270 leviable spaces x $1480 levy amount).

Levy with concession

An operator of a public car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2021 annual return showing the following:

  • the car park has a total of 150 parking spaces, and
  • five of these parking spaces are exempt as they are permanently designated as disabled parking spaces.

Additionally, the operator lodges a claim form, which shows:

  • Three spaces were unavailable for 20 days in 2020 as they were converted into bicycle storage. A concession is claimed on these three spaces for 20 days of the year.
  • A sixth disabled parking space was created in mid-October 2020. This space was previously an ordinary leviable parking space. A concession is claimed on this space for 75 days of the year.

Based on this information, the $214,053 congestion levy payable for the 2021 assessment year is calculated as follows:

Step 1: Calculate the initial levy liability

  • 150 parking spaces minus 5 exempt spaces = 145 leviable parking spaces
  • 145 x $1480 (levy amount) = $214,600

Step 2: Calculate the concessions

Concession for bicycle storage

  • Divide annual levy amount ($1480) by 365 = $4.05.
  • Multiply spaces claimed for bicycle storage by number of days claimed over year (3 x 20 = 60).
  • Calculate concession by multiplying the levy amount per day by number of days claimed for concession ($4.05 x 60) = $243 concession.

Concession for disabled parking space

  • Divide annual levy amount ($1480) by 365 = $4.05.
  • Multiply space claimed for disabled parking space by number of days claimed over year (1 x 75 = 75).
  • Calculate concession by multiply levy amount per day by number of days claimed for concession ($4.05 x 75) = $304 concession.

Add the concessions

  • $243 + $304 = $547

Step 3: Subtract the total concessions from the initial levy liability

  • $214,600 - $547 = $214,053 (total levy payable).
Last modified: 15 February 2021
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