Vehicles modified for wheelchair use

Find out about registration concessions that are available if a vehicle’s been modified to make it accessible for people with disabilities or injuries.

A vehicle might be eligible for a 100% discount on the registration fee* if 

  • modified to be driven by a person who uses a wheelchair, 
  • modified to transport people who use wheelchairs or whose mobility is profoundly impaired, or 
  • designed solely to transport a person with profound injuries or disabilities. 

*An annual Transport Accident Commission (TAC) fee still applies. 

Pensioners 

If you’re eligible for one of these concessions and you have an eligible Centrelink pension card, you can claim both concessions at once. That means you’ll get a 100% discount on the registration fee, and the TAC fee you need to pay will be reduced. 

Stamp duty

If you’re registering or transferring a vehicle that’s eligible for one of these concessions, you can apply to be exempt from paying stamp duty (AKA ‘motor vehicle duty’). 

To find out how to do this, go to the State Revenue Office (External link)  website.

Vehicles modified to be driven by somebody who uses a wheelchair 

If a vehicle’s been significantly modified to make it accessible for somebody who uses a wheelchair, it might be eligible for a 100% discount on the registration fee*. 
*An annual TAC fee still applies. 

Eligibility 

To be eligible, the vehicle needs to be ‘significantly modified’. Significant modifications include (but aren’t limited to): 

  • adding or removing seats,
  • mounting roof hoists, or
  • modifying the vehicle’s floor pan.

The modification must be significant enough that a VASS Approval Certificate was required to certify that the modifications are safe and the vehicle continues to meet the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). Vehicles aren’t eligible if only minor changes have been made – refer to Guide to Modifications to Motor Vehicles if you’re not sure.

Vehicles modified to transport people who use wheelchairs

A vehicle might be eligible for a 100% discount on the registration fee* if it’s been significantly modified so that it can transport people who use wheelchairs, or whose mobility is profoundly impaired. 

*An annual TAC fee still applies. 

Eligibility 

To be eligible for this discount, the vehicle needs to be:

  • modified so that people who use wheelchairs can enter and leave the vehicle, and
  • able to transport at least one person who uses a wheelchair, or whose mobility is profoundly impaired.  

This concession can also be applied to vehicles that are registered in the name of St John’s Ambulance, or a not-for-profit organisation established for a public purpose. 

Vehicles designed solely to transport people whose mobility is profoundly impaired

A 100% discount on the registration fee* applies to vehicles that’ve been designed solely to transport one person whose mobility is profoundly impaired, and the vehicle won’t be used to transport anyone else. 

*An annual TAC fee still applies. 

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