Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme—Monitoring Report 15

Publication Type:
Monitoring Report 15

Publication Subject(s):

Department ID:
INFRA 2749

ISBN:
978-1-925401-11-0

ISSN:
1833-2277

Release Date:
January 2016

The Ministerial Directions governing the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme requires the Bureau to produce a monitoring report every two years. Over the monitoring period (2013–14 to 2014–15):

  • The Australian Government spent $40.9 million in 2014–15 on the Scheme, up 9.1 per cent from 2013–14, and $37.5 million in 2013–14 (up 14.3 per cent on 2012–13).
  • The number of sea passengers with a motor vehicle may have been 23.6 per cent higher than without the Scheme.
  • Just under 18 000 new visitors to Tasmania travelled by sea due to the Scheme in 2014–15 (up from 14 500 new visitors in 2013–14).
  • New visitors to Tasmania spent an estimated $50.2 million in Tasmania in 2014–15 (up from an estimated $39.0 million in 2013–14).