An explanation of the MCIS Levy
The MCIS Levy is the Medical Care and Injury Services Levy.
The MCIS Levy appears as a separate charge on your greenslip.
The MCIS Levy first appeared in 2006 with the introduction of the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme. A full explanation of the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme is available on this site. The MCIS Levy was introduced to fund that scheme. At the same time, other costs were removed from the greenslip premium and included in the MCIS Levy.
The MCIS Levy is now made up of two separate components.
The largest component of the MCIS Levy is used to fund the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (LTCSA Levy).
The second component of the Levy is the State Insurance Regulatory Authority component (SIRA Levy).
The SIRA component of the MCIS Levy is used by SIRA to pay:
- the operating costs of SIRA;
- fees to Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to administer the registration process; and
- the cost of public hospital, ambulance and other services for people injured in an accident.
The Lifetime Care and Support Scheme component of the MCIS Levy is set by the Board of the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme. That component is calculated as a percentage of the base greenslip premium. The percentage varies based on risk factors such as vehicle type and geographic region.
The SIRA component of the MCIS Levy is set by SIRA and is currently calculated as a percentage of the greenslip premium. The percentage is the same for all greenslips. SIRA's component of the MCIS Levy is currently 10.5% of greenslip premiums.
SIRA (then MAA) published on its website the MCIS Levy percentages for three common vehicle types in the five designated geographic regions. They are set out in the table below, as at 1 January 2014.
|Newcastle / |
(226 - 725cc)
| Light goods carrying|
vehicle (up to 4.5t GVM)