The motor vehicle duty is a tax payable when a vehicle is registered or transferred to another registered operator. VicRoads collects this tax on behalf of the State Revenue Office.
Motor vehicle duty fees
New registration rates are applicable when registering a vehicle that has not previously been registered in Victoria or elsewhere.
A vehicle is a demonstrator vehicle if:
- it is a passenger vehicle registered as a new vehicle in the name of a Licensed car motor trader
no duty has been paid on or since the initial registration, and
the vehicle is acquired within 60 days of the initial registration.
The amount of duty depends on the market value of your vehicle, which is the greater of:
- the purchase price, or
the price which could be obtained in the open market.
Market value includes:
- all fitted accessories
any trade-in allowance
the value of improvements or repairs made prior to the application to transfer or register the vehicle
delivery fee (on new vehicles)
any GST that is paid.
Market value on a new vehicle does not exclude any sales tax exemptions.
Special conditions for the motor vehicle duty apply for:
- wheelchair accessible taxis
ex-Club permit vehicles.
Call us on 13 11 71 for more information.