About the levy

Queenslanders pay for the National Injury Insurance Scheme, Queensland (NIISQ) via a levy in conjunction with their CTP premium and registration. The NIISQ levy is reviewed annually every 1 July. This is a complex process given the very long duration of the Scheme that provides people who sustain serious personal injuries with treatment, care and support for their lifetime.

Serious personal injuries are life-changing and impact not only the injured person but also their family, friends and community. A seriously injured person may require 24-hour per day nursing care assistance along with significant home modifications and ongoing medical treatment for their lifetime. The cost of treatment, care and support over a person’s lifetime can be millions of dollars. Since its establishment in July 2016, the NIISQ has proven its relevance and importance to Queensland road users with more than 266* seriously injured people currently supported by the Scheme, bringing peace of mind to the injured person, their family and carers.

*approximate number of active interim and lifetime participants as at 30 June 2020.

NIISQ levy is collected by the Department of Transport and Main Roads with your regular car registration. The NIISQ levy is included in the overall cost collected for CTP insurance.

The NIISQ levy varies for each vehicle class. Individuals can:

As from 1 July 2020 the annual NIISQ levy for a Class 1 vehicle is $90.50. This is based on a number of considerations including actuarial advice regarding the expected number of participants and the expected cost of meeting their lifetime treatment, care and support.