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Below is an example of how the congestion levy is calculated for a private car park located in the category 1 levy area. Please note that 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 2017 annual return showing the car park has a total of 90 parking spaces.

The congestion levy liability for 2017 is $124,200 (90 spaces x $1380).

Levy with exempt spaces

An owner of a private car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2017 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
Total spaces 70
Less exempt spaces -10
Total leviable spaces 60
The congestion levy liability for 2017 is $82,800 (60 spaces x $1380)

Levy with concession

An owner of a private car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2017 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 2017 is calculated as follows:

Sample calculation

Calculation of levy Calculation of concession
Total spaces 80 Space claimed 5
Less exempt spaces -10 Days claimed over year x 45/365
Total leviable spaces 70 Multiply by category 1 levy area amount x $1380
Multiply by category 1 levy area amount x $1380 Concession $851
Calculation of levy $96,600 Total concession $851
Total levy payable
Levy on leviable spaces $96,600
Less total concession -$851
Total levy payable $95,749