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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. Please note that 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 2019 annual return showing the car park has 90 parking spaces.

The congestion levy liability for 2019 is $129,600 (90 spaces x $1440).

Levy with exempt spaces

An operator of a public car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2019 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.
Total spaces 280
Less exempt spaces -10
Total leviable spaces 270
The congestion levy liability for 2019 is $388,800 (270 leviable spaces x $1440)

Levy with concession

An operator of a public car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2019 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 2018 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 2018. 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 congestion levy payable for the 2019 assessment year is calculated as follows:

Sample calculation

Calculation of levy Calculation of concessions
Total spaces 150

Space claimed
(bicycle storage) 

3
Less exempt spaces -5 Days claimed over year x 20/365
Total leviable spaces 145 Multiply by category 1 levy area amount x $1440
Multiply by levy amount x $1440 Concession $237
Levy on leviable spaces $208,800 Spaces claimed
(disabled parking space)
1
Total less concession -$533 Days claimed over year x 75/365
Multiply by category 1 levy area amount x $1410
Concession $296
Total levy payable $208,267 Total concession
($237 + $296)
$533