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Return of private plated vehicle

Your private plated vehicle must be returned immediately to Ministerial and Parliamentary Services (MaPS) or an authorised agent acting on behalf of either MaPS or the contracted vehicle supplier, sgfleet, when your access to that vehicle ceases, because you:

  • are no longer a senator or member of the House of Representatives, or
  • no longer hold an office that provides access to a private plated vehicle, or
  • the vehicle lease expires.

Fair wear and tear

Your private plated vehicle must be returned at the end of its lease in a sound, serviceable condition.

This can reduce any charges to the Commonwealth and help achieve the best possible sale price at disposal of the vehicle.

When assessing a vehicle’s condition at the end of its lease term, sgfleet takes into account any deterioration in the vehicle’s overall condition that is considered fair wear and tear for the distances travelled and the age of the vehicle. Unfair wear and tear is any deterioration judged as unacceptable against industry standards that may require refurbishment prior to sale.

Purchase of private plated vehicle

You may purchase your PPV from sgfleet, provided the vehicle is within three months of the end of the lease.

The sale is a private matter between you and sgfleet and is arranged through the sgfleet VIP manager assigned to MaPS. The VIP manager will advise MaPS if a sale is to occur.

Regardless of the progress of the purchase negotiations, you must return the vehicle:

  • immediately when its lease expires; or
  • when you leave the Parliament
    (whichever occurs earlier).

Where a private plated vehicle that is due for return is not returned immediately, any costs that are incurred because the vehicle was returned late will be recovered from you as a debt due to the Commonwealth.

Last updated: 31 January 2020