Motor vehicle duty

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Motor vehicle duty is charged on:

  • application to register a motor vehicle;
  • application to transfer registration of a motor vehicle;
  • a change of beneficial ownership of a motor vehicle;
  • notification of a change in the purpose of a motor vehicle (lodged by a motor vehicle dealer).​

The Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2010​ outlines that:​ 

  • Disposal notices must be lodged with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles within 7 days of the vehicle being sold. 
  • Applications to transfer registration of a motor vehicle must be lodged with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles within 14 days of the vehicle being purchased.

All necessary documentation can be lodged at a Service Tasmania shop.

​​​​Calculate motor vehicle duty on new and used motor vehicles.​

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​​​​Determine dutiable value on new and used motor vehicles.​​
​​Exemptions for motor vehicle dealers and traders.

Duty exemptions available when a motor vehicle is registered or ownership changed.
​​View the rates of motor vehicle duty.

How to apply or renew an exemption certificate.

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