FAQ: When is Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty paid?

When is Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty paid?

Stamp Duty is paid upon the application for the registration of, or transfer of the existing registration of, a new or used car (or other motor vehicle).

Derived from the dutiable value of your vehicle, when purchasing from a car dealer Stamp Duty is usually included in the on-road costs of the vehicle and paid by the supplying dealer on your behalf. When purchasing a used vehicle privately you may be required to lodge your Stamp Duty payment at your local motor vehicle registry.