What do we stand for

Fairer transport charges

Australia needs a fair and sustainable funding model to maintain roads and deliver infrastructure projects.

Ensuring all motorists pay their fair share

  • RAA has long called for the Federal Government to develop a fairer, more transparent, and sustainable model for road funding.  
  • Currently, every litre of fuel purchased includes a tax of 49.6 cents which helps pay for roads, but this revenue stream will disappear as we transition to EVs.   
  • With the growth in EVs and more fuel-efficient vehicles, some motorists will be paying a road user charge through fuel excise while other motorists will pay far less or pay nothing at all. 
  • RAA supports replacing fuel excise with a nationally consistent distance-based charge on all light vehicles to ensure there is a sustainable revenue model to maintain a safe road network into the future.