Qld motorists hit with extra charges from today

Queensland motorists can expect to fork out extra cash this financial year with car registration, drivers licences and toll fees all set to rise today.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said it was unfair for motorists to pay registration and licence fee increases of double the rate of inflation.

“The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the March quarter went up 1.7 percent but motorists will be slugged twice that, with registration and licencing fees both being raised by 3.5 percent this year,” Ms Smith said.


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“This will take the cost of a five-year licence from $159.40 to $165.00, and will push the cost of registering a four cylinder vehicle up by an extra $11.90 this year.”

Ms Smith said it was frustrating the State Government had ignored RACQ’s calls to freeze registration fees for three years.

“To ease the financial burden on motorists, we asked the State Government to freeze vehicle registration charges on private-use vehicles for three years,” Ms Smith said.

“Affordable motoring is vital for Queenslanders – particularly for those living in rural and regional districts, and in outer south-east Queensland suburbs.”

Ms Smith said from today, all toll roads in south east Queensland, excluding the Airport Link, would be increased in line with CPI.

“The cost for a car to go through the Clem7 tunnel will increase from $4.85 to $4.93, while the Gateway toll will move from $4.32 to $4.39.”

Queensland registration fees (including traffic improvement fee)

Vehicle Type Cost 1 July 2015 Cost 1 July 2016
1,2,3 cylinders or electric car $278.45 $288.20
4 cylinder $340.40 $352.30
5 or 6 cylinder $509.50 $527.30
7 or 8 cylinder $693.25 $717.50

Queensland driver licence fees

Licence duration Cost 1 July 2015 Cost 1 July 2016
1 year licence $71.20 $73.70
2 year licence $99.25 $102.70
3 year licence $122.80 $127.10
4 year licence $142.10 $147.05
5 year licence $159.40 $165.00

Toll prices by toll point 1 July 2016

Toll Point Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Murarrie $2.20 $4.39 $6.59 $11.63
Kuraby $1.30 $2.59 $3.89 $6.86
Loganlea $0.83 $1.66 $2.50 $4.41
Heathwood $1.37 $2.74 $4.10 $7.25
Paradise Road $1.37 $2.74 $4.10 $7.25
Go Between Bridge $1.54 $3.08 $4.61 $8.16
Clem 7 $2.47 $4.93 $7.40 $13.07
Legacy Way $2.47 $4.94 $7.40 $13.08
Bowen Hills to Kedron $2.65 $5.30 $7.95 $14.04
Bowen Hills to Toombul $2.65 $5.30 $7.95 $14.04
Kedron to Toombul $1.99 $3.97 $5.96 $10.53

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