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How much stamp duty will you pay?

Find out how much stamp duty you will pay on new cars and used cars in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania...

Stamp duty is based on which state you live in.

New South Wales

For passenger vehicles, stamp duty is charged at the rates below, including on the GST component.

Car Values Stamp Duty
$44,999 or less 3% (eg, $3 for every $100 or part thereof)
$45,000 or more $1,350 (3% up to $45,000)
PLUS 5% for the amount over $45,000 (eg, $5 for every $100 or part thereof)

Source: NSW Office of State Revenue

The RTA provide a helpful Rego Calculator that will give you a breakdown of the costs you will need to pay.

Queensland

Duty charged on vehicle registration transfers (other than special vehicles) is:

Car Type Stamp Duty
Hybrid or electric 2% (eg, $2 for every $100 or part thereof)
Vehicle with 1 to 4 cylinders 3% (eg, $3 for every $100 or part thereof)
Vehicle with 5 or 6 cylinders 3.5% (eg, $3 for every $100 or part thereof)
Vehicle with 7 or more cylinders 4% (eg, $4 for every $100 or part thereof)

For used cars, the duty is charged on the greater of the market value or the amount paid for it.

Source: QLD Office of State Revenue

South Australia

For private vehicles in South Australia, stamp duty is tiered at the rates below.

Car Values Stamp Duty
$1,000 or less 1% (eg, $1 for every $100 or part thereof), with a minimum of $5
$1,001 to $2,000 $10 + 2% on the amount over $1,000
$2,001 to $3,000 $30 + 3% on the amount over $2,000
$3,001 or more $60 + 4% on the amount over $3,000

Source: Revenue SA

Tasmania

Car Values Stamp Duty
$600 or less $20
$600 to $35,000 3% (eg, $3 for every $100 or part thereof)
$35,000 to $40,000 $1,050 + 11% for the proportion over $35,000
$40,001 or over 4% (eg, $4 for every $100 or part thereof)

Source: Tasmania State Revenue Office

Victoria

For new passenger vehicles, stamp duty is charged at the rates below.

Car Values Stamp Duty
$59,113 or less 3% (eg, $6 for every $200 or part thereof)
Over $59,113 5% (eg, $10 for every $200 or part thereof)


For used passenger vehicles, stamp duty is charged at 4% (eg. $8 for every $200 or part thereof)

Stamp duty is paid to the dealer if you are buying from one, or to VicRoads for private sales.

Source: State Revenue Office Victoria

Western Australia

For new & used light vehicles, stamp duty is calculated as per the rates below.

Car Values Stamp Duty
$25,000 or less 2.75%
$25,001 to $50,000 2.75%
PLUS an additional percentage based on a sliding scale for each particular purchase price
Eg: $30,000 car (2.75% + 0.75%)
$50,001 or more 6.5%

Vehicle licence duty calculator WA
Car value includes dealer delivery charges and GST.

Source: Department of Finance WA

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