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Private plated vehicles (PPVs)

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:

 

All Senators except NT Senators

A Senator is, upon request, to be provided with a standard private plated vehicle that is not a luxury car.

(clause 3.1, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2020)
NT Senator

A senator is, upon request, to be provided with a standard private plated vehicle that is not a luxury car.

(clause 3.1, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2019)

You may also request an additional four-wheel-drive vehicle. The cost of the lease for the second vehicle will be deducted from your electorate allowance and/or your large electorate unscheduled commercial transport limit set out in:

s14(1), Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017
(clause 3.7, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2019)
Member of the House of Representatives representing an electorate up to 5,000km2

A member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division with an area less than 300,000km2 is, upon request, to be provided with a standard private plated vehicle that is not a luxury car.

(clause 3.1, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2019)
Member of the House of Representatives representing an electorate 5,000-25,000km2

A member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division with an area less than 300,000km2 is, upon request, to be provided with a standard private plated vehicle that is not a luxury car.

(clause 3.1, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2019)
Member of the House of Representatives representing an electorate 25,000-300,000km2

A member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division with an area less than 300,000km2 is, upon request, to be provided with a standard private plated vehicle that is not a luxury car.

(clause 3.1, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2019)
Member of the House of Representatives representing an electorate 350,000km2 +

A member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division with an area of 300,000km2 or more is, upon request, to be provided with a standard private plated vehicle that is not a luxury car.

(clause 3.1, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2019)

However, you may elect to be provided with a four-wheel-drive vehicle instead of a standard vehicle.

(clause 3.5, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2019)

You may also request an additional four-wheel-drive vehicle. The cost of the lease for the second vehicle will be deducted from your electorate allowance and/or your large electorate unscheduled commercial transport limit set out in:

s14(1), Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017
(clauses 3.6 & 3.7, Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2019)

Last updated: 30 September 2020