Private plated vehicles are leased through a whole-of-government fleet provider (currently sgfleet).
Where relevant, it is expected that you will take over the use of your predecessor’s private plated vehicle until the end of its lease.
A list of standard private plated vehicles is advised by the Special Minister of State. The vehicles on the list are subject to a price cap based on the luxury car tax threshold for non-fuel efficient vehicles (the threshold), as determined by the Australian Tax Office. You should seek to achieve value for money when deciding if a particular vehicle on the list meets your needs. This is best determined from the monthly leasing costs which will be provided to you by sgfleet during their management of the ordering process. If a derivative of a vehicle on the list has a recommended retail price which exceeds the threshold, that derivative of the vehicle is not available for selection.
Where the cost of optional extras brings the total value of the vehicle above the threshold - you must pay the difference by way of a lump sum payment at the time the final contract supplement for the vehicle is issued.
The cost of the following dealer-fitted optional extras are not taken into account when determining the recommended retail price of the vehicle:
- automatic transmission
- bonnet protector
- cargo barrier
- carpet mats
- standard tow pack
- bull bar (or similar), driving lights or a kangaroo repellent device (where Ministerial and Parliamentary Services considers that you will be using the vehicle in circumstances where collision with kangaroos or other wildlife could occur)
- electronic stability control.
A reverse parking sensor or camera, Bluetooth handsfree mobile phone functionality, a full sized spare wheel and a first aid kit will automatically be included with all private plated vehicles, where possible.
Where Bluetooth handsfree mobile phone functionality is not factory fitted, a separate handsfree mobile phone car kit will not be installed after delivery of the vehicle, but additions such as an external aerial may be added).
You may be provided with a satellite telephone service and/or an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB), for workplace health and safety reasons, subject to the approval of the relevant Ministerial and Parliamentary Services State Manager.