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    Environmental criteria for heavy diesel vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1996

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    If you use a heavy diesel vehicle on a public road and your vehicle is manufactured before 1 January 1996, you must meet one of the environmental criteria to claim fuel tax credits. If you use farm vehicles mainly on an agricultural property to carry on a primary production business, you do not have to meet any of these criteria.

    To meet the environmental criteria you only need to answer ‘yes’ to one of the following questions about your diesel vehicle:

    • Do you service your vehicle in line with a maintenance schedule endorsed by the Transport Secretary?
    • Have you registered your vehicle in an audited maintenance program accredited by the Transport Secretary?
    • Has your vehicle passed the ‘DT80’ test – that is, the Australian Transport Council’s in-service emission standard for diesel vehicles?
    • Is your vehicle retrofitted with an engine manufactured after 1 January 1996 that meets the Australian emissions standards applying after that date?
    Further information

    For more information about the environmental criteria for heavy diesel vehicles, refer to:

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