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Motor vehicle duty rates for vehicles transferred on or after 1 July 2017 

Tax rate information according to the Duties Act 2000

Type of vehicle/value New vehicle rate
(not previously registered vehicles) 
Used vehicle rate
(previously registered vehicles) 

Passenger car

$0 - $65,094

$8.40 per $200 or part thereof

$8.40 per $200 or part thereof

Luxury passenger car

More than $65,094

$10.40 per $200 or part thereof

$8.40 per $200 or part thereof

Non-passenger car*

Any value

$5.40 per $200 or part thereof

$8.40 per $200 or part thereof

Demonstrator passenger car

$0 - $65,094

$8.40 per $200 or part thereof

Not applicable

Demonstrator passenger car

More than $65,094

$10.40 per $200 or part thereof

Not applicable

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

☨ A demonstrator passenger car is a passenger vehicle that is all of the following:

  • Was registered as a new vehicle in the name of a Licensed Motor Car Trader (LMCT) (car dealer),
  • Has had no duty paid on or since the initial registration, and
  • Is acquired by buyer within 60 days of the initial registration.

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