Car Park Congestion Levy - Victoria


A congestion levy is charged each calendar year to off-street private and public car parking spaces in two specified areas.

You will need to register if you:

  • own a property, including an office space or building, that has off-street parking within the levy area
  • operate a car park within the levy area
  • lease Crown land that has off-street parking in the levy area.

There are two levy areas attracting different levy amounts:

  • Category 1 levy area encompasses the Melbourne CBD and certain inner city suburbs, including parts of the cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Yarra.
  • Category 2 levy area consists of certain parts of the cities of Darebin, Melbourne, Moreland, Port Phillip and Yarra.

You must apply for registration within one month of becoming the owner of a parking space or private car park in the category 1 levy area. Owners of car parks or public car parks in the category 2 levy area must apply for registration by 21 January each year.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.


A levy applies to each off-street parking space. The following types of off-street parking spaces are exempt:

  • residential parking, including parking for guests at hotels and serviced apartments
  • parking for clients or visitors
  • loading bays
  • patient parking at hospitals
  • casual parking at the Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne and Olympic parks
  • disabled parking
  • parking for shift workers
  • bus layovers and garaging spaces for fleet vehicles
  • parking spaces owned by charities, religious bodies, hospitals, universities, libraries and museums
  • car sale displays and car service spaces.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Your annual levy is calculated on the actual number of non-exempt parking spaces in your car park in the previous calendar year multiplied by the levy amount per parking space for the current calendar year.

  • category 1 area - the levy for each non-exempt parking space is $1590.00
  • category 2 area - the levy for each non-exempt parking space is $1130.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Congestion Levy Maps (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Congestion Levy Act 2005 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

State Revenue Office

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Supporting information