Parliamentarians may request a Commonwealth-leased private-plated vehicle as part of their remuneration.
(paragraph 14(4)(a), Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017)
Alternatively you can receive additional electorate allowance instead of a private plated vehicle.
(paragraph 14(4)(b), Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017)
You may request any vehicle from the list of standard vehicles approved by the Minister. The list includes small, medium and large cars, four-wheel drives and people movers.
Private plated vehicles are serviced, maintained, insured and fuelled at Australian Government expense.
Private plated vehicles must not be used for commercial purposes.
A private plated vehicle (or additional electorate allowance) is provided to you as part of your remuneration. However, you should be aware that there are limitations on whether you can claim transport costs for travel by other means in circumstances where you could reasonably use a private plated vehicle. Please refer to the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority for more information.
Private plated vehicles are provided subject to the conditions set out in:
Please see also:
- Standard private plated vehicles
- Non-standard private plated vehicles
- Four-wheel drive vehicles for large electorates
- Requesting a private plated vehicle
- Service, fuel and repairs
- Return of private plated vehicle
- Allowance in lieu of a private plated vehicle