FAQ: What are the Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty rates in Victoria (VIC), and how much will I have to pay?

What are the Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty rates in Victoria (VIC)?

Last updated: 3 July 2012

Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty in Victoria is calculated using the dutiable value of passenger and non-passenger cars and other vehicles.

Dutiable valueRate of duty
New passenger cars
$0.00 - $59,133.00
$6 for every $200 value or part thereof#
New passenger cars
More than $59,133.00
$10 for every $200 value or part thereof
New non-passenger cars $5 for every $200 value or part thereof
All other cases*
(incl. used cars)
$8 for every $200 value or part thereof

* except for previously LMCT (car dealer) registered high value vehicle.

# as announced in the Victorian Government's State Budget Update in December 2011, duty on an application for registration of a new or near new passenger car will increase from 2.50% to 3.00% (that is, from $5 to $6 per $200 or part thereof) for cars valued under the Commonwealth's luxury car tax threshold.

Application for registration or transfer registration of a previously LMCT (car dealer) registered high value vehicle

Where:

  • The vehicle is a 'passenger car'
  • The vehicle is aquired within 60 days of the initial LMCT registration, and
  • no duty has been paid on or since the initial registration of the vehicle
Dutiable valueRate of duty
$0.00 - $59,133.00 $6 per every $200 value or part thereof
More than $59,133.00 $10 per every $200 value or part thereof