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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 2022 annual return showing the car park has 90 parking spaces.

The congestion levy liability for 2022 is $135,900 (90 spaces x $1510 levy amount).

Levy with exempt spaces

An operator of a public car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2022 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 $407, 700 (270 leviable spaces x $1510 levy amount).

Levy with concession

An operator of a public car park in the category 1 levy area lodges their 2022 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 2021 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 2021. 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 $218,392 congestion levy payable for the 2022 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 $1510 (levy amount) = $218,950

Step 2: Calculate the concessions

Concession for bicycle storage

  • Divide annual levy amount ($1510) by 365 = $4.14.
  • 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 ($4.14 x 60) = $248 concession.

Concession for disabled parking space

  • Divide annual levy amount ($1510) by 365 = $4.14.
  • 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 ($4.14 x 75) = $310 concession.

Add the concessions

  • $248 + $310 = $558

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

  • $218,950 - $558 = $218,392 (total levy payable).
Last modified: 7 January 2022
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