FAQ: What are the Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty rates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and how much will I have to pay?

What are the Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty rates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)?

Last updated: 3 July 2012

Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is derived from the dutiable value and Green Vehicle Rating of a car or other vehicle. The dutiable value of your vehicle is the retail selling price of the vehicle plus any amount paid for optional features.

The Stamp Duty payable for new vehicles, with a Green Vehicle Rating is calculated using the tables below. Used vehicles, or vehicles with no Green Vehicle Rating, calculate stamp duty at the same rate as C-rated motor vehicles in the table below.

First determine the Green Vehicle Rating of your car:

Green Vehicle RatingGreen Vehicle Stars
A 5 star
B 4 to 4.5 star
C 3 to 3.5 star
D 1 to 2.5 star

 Then use that rating, and the value of your vehicle, to determine the rate of stamp duty payable: 

Green Vehicle Rating for vehicles valued at $45,000 or lessRate of duty
A- rated vehicle Nil
B- rated vehicle $2 for each $100 (or part thereof)
C- rated vehicle and vehicles without Green Vehicle Rating $3 for each $100 (or part thereof)
D- rated vehicle $4 for each $100 (or part thereof)

 

 

Green Vehicle Rating for vehicle valued at more than $45,000Rate of duty
A- rated vehicle Nil
B- rated vehicle $900, plus $4 for each $100 or part thereof over $45,000
C- rated vehicle and vehicles without Green Vehicle Rating $1,350, plus $5 for each $100 or part thereof over $45,000
D- rated vehicle $1,800, plus $6 for each $100 or part thereof over $45,000