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What is motor vehicle stamp duty?

Motor vehicle stamp duty is a government tax, which has to be paid when you register or transfer the ownership of any motor vehicle.

How much you pay in Stamp Duty is usually based on the vehicle’s market value (including GST) and paid to your State’s Tax Revenue Office within 14 days of buying or transferring the vehicle. However, there are some concessions available, so do get in touch with your Tax Revenue Office for more information.

When is motor vehicle stamp duty paid?

Stamp Duty will usually be included in the on-road costs of the vehicle and paid by the dealership on your behalf. If you’re buying a used vehicle privately, you’ll need to pay the Stamp Duty directly to your State’s Tax Revenue Office within 14 days.

What are the motor vehicle stamp duty rates in Victoria? And how much will I have to pay?

Motor vehicle stamp duty in Victoria is calculated using the dutiable value of passenger and non-passenger cars and other vehicles.

Dutiable value

Rate of duty

New passenger cars
$0.00 - $65,094.00

$8.40 for every $200 value or part thereof

Luxury passenger cars
more than $65,094.00

$10.40 for every $200 value or part thereof

New non-passenger cars*

$5.40 for every $200 value or part thereof

Used non-passenger cars

$8.40 for every $200 value or part thereof


* vehicle primarily designed for carrying goods, includes utility and dual cab ute

 

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 acquired within 60 days of the initial LMCT registration, and
  • No duty has been paid on or since the initial registration of the vehicle

Dutiable value

Rate of duty

$0.00 - $65,094.00

$8.40 per every $200 value or part thereof

More than $65,094.00

$10.40 per every $200 value or part thereof

What are the motor vehicle stamp duty rates in New South Wales? And how much will I have to pay?

Motor vehicle stamp duty in New South Wales is derived from the full value of the new car or vehicle, or the sale price or market value of a used vehicle (which ever amount is greater).

Dutiable value

Rate of duty

$0.00 - $45,000.00

$3 duty for every $100 value or part thereof

More than $45,000.00

$1350, plus $5 for every $100 value or part thereof

What are the motor vehicle stamp duty rates in Queensland? And how much will I have to pay?

Motor vehicle stamp duty in Queensland is calculated upon the dutiable value and engine size of the car or vehicle. The dutiable value for new motor vehicles is the total price list of the vehicle including all items of optional equipment. The dutiable value of a used vehicle is the greater of the sale price of the vehicle, (including deposit and the cost of all optional equipment) or the market value of the vehicle.

No. of cylinders or rotors

Rate of duty

All hybrid and electric vehicles

$2 for every $100 value or part thereof

1 to 4 cylinders, or 2 rotors

$3 for every $100 value or part thereof

5 or 6 cylinders,
or 3 rotors

$3.50 for every $100 value or part thereof

7 or more cylinders

$4 for every $100 value or part thereof

What are the motor vehicle stamp duty rates in South Australia? And how much will I have to pay?

Motor vehicle stamp duty in South Australia is calculated on the declared value of the car or motor vehicle.

The dutiable value of a new motor vehicle is the recommended retail price or manufacturers price list (inclusive of GST or Luxury Car Tax, where applicable). The value of a used vehicle is the calculated upon the greater of the vehicle market value or the purchase price.

 

Dutiable value

Rate of duty

$0.00 to $1,000.00

$1 for every $100 value or part thereof,
with a minimum of $5.00 payable

$1,000.01 to $2,000.00

$10.00, plus $2 for every $100 value
or part thereof over $1,000.00

$2,000.01 to $3,000.00

$30.00, plus $3 for every $100 value
or part thereof over $2,000.00

More than $3,000.00

$60.00, plus $4 for every $100 value
or part thereof over $3,000.00

What are the motor vehicle stamp duty rates in Western Australia? And how much will I have to pay?

Motor vehicle stamp duty in Western Australia is calculated upon the dutiable value of the car or vehicle.

The dutiable value of a new motor vehicle is the retail selling price of the vehicle plus any amount paid for optional features. The dutiable value of a used vehicle is the purchase price of the vehicle including any dealer delivery charges or accessories.

Dutiable value

Rate of duty

$0.00 to $25,000.00

2.75% of dutiable value

$25,000.01 to $50,000.00

2.75% of dutiable value, plus
((dutiable value - $25,000) / 6,666.66)%
of dutiable value

More than $50,000.00

6.5% of dutiable value

What are the motor vehicle stamp duty rates in Tasmania? And how much will I have to pay?

The amount of motor vehicle stamp duty payable in Tasmania is derived from the dutiable value of the car or vehicle.

The dutiable value of a new motor vehicle is the consideration paid for the vehicle, disregarding the value of any trade- ins.

The dutiable value of a used vehicle is the greatest of three options; the consideration paid for the vehicle, the market value of the vehicle at the time the vehicle was acquired or the value of the vehicle at the time of application to register the vehicle.

 

Dutiable value

Rate of duty

$0.00 to $600.00

$20.00

$600.01 to $35,000.00

$3 for every $100 value or part thereof

$35,000.01 to $40.000.00

$1050, plus $11 for every $100 value
or part thereof over $35,000.00

More than $40,000.00

$4 for every $100 value or part thereof

 

What are the motor vehicle stamp duty rates in the Northern Territory? And how much will I have to pay?

Motor vehicle stamp duty in the Northern Territory is calculated using the purchase price of the car or vehicle, new or used, including any additional equipment and accessories fitted to the vehicle.

Dutiable value

Rate of duty

All vehicles

$3 for every $100 value or part thereof

What are the motor vehicle stamp duty rates in the Australian Capital Territory? And how much will I have to pay?

Motor vehicle stamp duty in the Australian Capital Territory 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 Rating

Green 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 less

Rate of duty

A- rated vehicle

Nil

B- rated vehicle

$1 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 $45,000

Rate of duty

A- rated vehicle

Nil

B- rated vehicle

$450, plus $2 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

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