Transport Accident Charge
Motorists in Victoria must pay, as part of their vehicle registration, a transport accident charge (premium) for each motor vehicle they own. The "transport accident charge" currently appears on the VicRoads Renewal notice as "TAC Premium", and in some places as "TAC Charge". All these terms are one and the same and may be used interchangeably.
Transport accident charges are used to pay for treatment and support services for people injured in transport accidents.
The TAC Charge for a motor vehicle varies according to the type/use of the vehicle (class) and the postcode where it is usually kept (risk zone) and whether it is owned by an eligible pensioner.
Eligible Pensioners and Health Care Card holders may elect six-month registration periods, for which half the TAC Charge applies.
The Transport Accident Act 1986 provides for TAC Charges to be automatically indexed by inflation (CPI) on 1 July each year. TAC benefits are also indexed on 1 July (some by CPI and others by Average Weekly Earnings) to ensure benefit levels maintain their real value over time.
- Annual Standard Rates
- Annual Pensioner Concession Rates
- Six-Monthly Pensioner Concession Rates
- Six-Monthly Health Care Card Rates
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Information about the Transport Accident Charge
This covers questions such as
How is the TAC charge calculated?
Why has my TAC charge increased?
Why do I have to pay for all my vehicles when I can only use one at a time?
What is the insurance duty?
Why do I have to pay GST and Stamp Duty?
Why is my big utility cheaper than my small sedan?
Why do my neighbours pay less than me?
When does the six-monthly registration period apply and who is eligible?