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Lower taxed vehicles

Vehicles with low emissions or wheelchair modifications can get a concession on motor vehicle tax. Commonwealth carers are eligible for a vehicle tax refund.

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Hybrid and electric vehicles

Electric vehicles and some low emission petrol-electric hybrid vehicles receive a concession on motor vehicle tax. The discount is automatically applied when you register your car.

To be eligible for the concession, vehicles must be:

  • a manufacturer designated petrol-electric hybrid, diesel-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle
  • have carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions no higher than 150 grams/kilometre (g/km) in the ‘combined’ driving cycle.

Vehicles that were awarded a 4½ or 5 star rating under the previous Green Vehicle Guide will continue to be eligible for lower tax.

Vehicles eligible for motor vehicle tax concession

  • Audi A3 Sportsback e-tron

  • BMW I01 i3
  • BMW I01 i3 BEV
  • BMW I01 i3 Rex
  • BMW108 i8
  • BMW F15 X5 xDrive40E
  • BMW F30 3 Series 330E
  • BMW F30 3 Series ActiveHybrid 3
  • BMW 7 Series 740iH

  • Holden Volt

  • Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Honda CR-Z
  • Honda Insight VTi
  • Honda Insight VTiL

  • Hyundai Ioniq EV

  • Infiniti Y51 M35H

  • Lexus NX300H
  • Lexus LS600H Hybrid
  • Lexus LS600HL Hybrid
  • Lexus CT200H Hybrid
  • Lexus RX450H Hybrid
  • Lexus GS450H Hybrid
  • Lexus ES300H Hybrid
  • Lexus GS300H Hybrid
  • Lexus IS300H Hybrid
  • Lexus RX400H Hybrid
  • Lexus RX450H

  • Mercedes-Benz 213 E Class E350e
  • Mercedes-Benz 205 C Class C350e
  • Mercedes-Benz 205 C Class C350 Te
  • Mercedes Benz E Class E300BT
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Class GLE500e
  • Mercedes-Benz S300 Class BlueTEC

  • Mitsubishi IMIEV
  • Mitsubishi ZJ Outlander

  • Nissan ZE0 Leaf
  • Nissan ZE1 Leaf

  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Renault Zoe
     

  • Tesla Model S 60 kWh
  • Tesla model S 60 kWh Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model S 70 kWh
  • Tesla Model S 70 kWh Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model S 85 kWh
  • Tesla Model S 85 kWh Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model S 85 kWh Performance
  • Tesla Model S 85 kWh Performance Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model S 90kWh
  • Tesla Model S 90kWh Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model S 90 kWh Performance Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model S 100kWh Performance Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model S 100DB Dual Base Motor
  • Tesla Model X 60kWh Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model X 75kWh Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model X 90 kWh Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model X 90 kWh Performance Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model X 100XB Dual Base Motor
  • Tesla Model X 100 kWh Performance Dual Motor
  • Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (E1RB)
  • Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (E6RB)
  • Tesla Model 3 Long range base (E3DB)
  • Tesla Model 3 Long Range (E5DB)
  • Tesla Model 3 Performance (E3DP)
  • Tesla Model 3 (E3RB)
  • Tesla Model S Standard Range (SA1EB)
  • Tesla Model S Long Range (SA3EB)
  • Tesla Model S Performance (SA3EP)
  • Tesla Model X Standard Range (XA1EB)
  • Tesla Model X Long Range (XA3EB)
  • Tesla Model X Performance (XA3EP)

  • Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Prius Hybrid
  • Toyota Prius C Hybrid
  • Toyota RAV4 GXL
  • Toyota RAV4 GX
  • Toyota RAV4 Cruiser

  • Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar
  • Volvo XC90 Excellence
  • Volvo XC90 T8

 

Find out about the cost of registering and running an electric vehicle.

Vehicles modified for wheelchair transport

If you're the registered operator of a vehicle that is only used privately and has been modified to transport wheelchairs, you may be eligible for lower tax.

To apply, you need to go to a service centre in person and provide:

Commonwealth carers

If you receive a Commonwealth Carer Payment or Carer Allowance from Centrelink, you may be eligible for a lower tax rate. You can claim this on 1 vehicle if you're an eligible carer.

Hand in the Carer registration concession declaration when you go to a service centre to renew your registration, or post it to the address on the form. The reimbursement is mailed out as a cheque.

If you're already receiving a pensioner concession on your car registration, you are not eligible for the lower tax rate.

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