Full Court Minute Books

Case M61/2021

Vanderstock & Anor v. The State of Victoria

Case No.


Case Information


Constitutional law – Duties of excise – Section 90 of Constitution – Exclusive power of Commonwealth Parliament – Where Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Act 2021 (Vic) ("ZLEV Act") defines "ZLEV" to mean any of following not excluded vehicles: (a) electric vehicle; (b) hydrogen vehicle; and (c) plug-in hybrid electric vehicle – Where s 7(1) of ZLEV Act requires registered operator of ZLEV to pay charge for use of ZLEV on specified roads – Whether s 7(1) of ZLEV Act invalid as imposing duty of excise within meaning of s 90 of Constitution.


16/09/2021 Writ of Summons

12/05/2022 Draft Special Case

02/06/2022 Order referring special case to the Full Court

28/07/2022 Consent order varying timetable

19/092022 Written submissions (Plaintiffs)

24/10/2022 Written submissions (Defendant)

14/11/2022 Reply

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