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Vehicle Classes

This table can also be found in Schedule 1 of the Motor Accident Insurance Regulation 2004.

Vehicle class
Description of class
1 Cars and station wagons
2 Motorised homes, but not if the part of the motor vehicle designed for residence is detachable from the part that provides the motive power
3 Taxis (cars and station wagons only)
4 Hire vehicles that would otherwise fall into Class 1, 2 or 6
5 Motor vehicles, including cycles, for use only as vintage, veteran, historic or street rod motor vehicles
6 Trucks, utilities and vans, including panel vans, with a gross vehicle mass of 4.5t or less
7 Trucks, prime movers and vans with a gross vehicle mass of more than 4.5t
8 Buses that are -
(a) exempt or partially exempt from payment of vehicle registration fees on the basis of use for charitable or community service; or
(b) used only for driver tuition; or
(c) not used for or in connection with a business or commercial purposes
9 Buses used substantially for transporting - 
(a) children, mature age students, teachers, other school employees and parents to or from school or school events; or
(b) persons of any age to or from centres for therapy, rehabilitation, or remedial or other special education; (but a bus is not taken to be used substantially for transporting passengers of these classes if it carries a number of passengers of some other class or classes that is more than 10% of its adult passenger seating capacity)
10A Buses that are - (a) used within 350km of their principle base of operations; and (b) not in class 8, 9, or 10B
10B Buses operating under an integrated mass transit service contract, other than buses used only for a school service or a restricted school service
11 Buses that are not in class 8, 9, 10A or 10B
12 Motorcycles with 2 wheels or 3 wheels, including motorcycles for hire, with seating only for the driver
13 Motorcycles with 2 or 3 wheels, including motorcycles for hire, with either or both of the following -
(a) seating for a pillion passenger;
(b) a sidecar
14 Tractors, with or without attachment, that are conditionally registered with unrestricted access registration
15 (a) Self-propelled machinery, other than a vehicle of class 14, 19, 20 or 21; and
(b) Fire engines, bush fire brigade vehicles, and other emergency vehicles other than ambulances
16 Ambulances
17 Motor vehicles used only for primary production, other than motor vehicles for which a lower premium is prescribed
19 Motor vehicles that are conditionally registered with limited access registration
20 Motor vehicles that are conditionally registered with zone access registration
21 Self-propelled machinery other than a vehicle of class 14, 15, 19 or 20, that is conditionally registered with unrestricted access registration
22 Motor vehicles, other than trailers, for which unregistered vehicle permits have been or are to be issued (base rate for the first day plus $1.10 per day for every additional day)
23 Motor vehicles, other than trailers, to be driven with a dealer’s plate attached in the course of a business for which the dealer’s plate is issued
24 Trailers registered under the Interstate Road Transport Act 1985 (Cwlth) or trailers with a GVM of more than 4.5 t for which a supplementary policy within the meaning of s31(5) of the Act is sought

Last reviewed 19 August 2014