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Green Vehicles Duty Scheme

The Green Vehicles Duty Scheme sets differential stamp duty costs for new light vehicles to provide an incentive for the purchase of low emission vehicles and a disincentive against the purchase of vehicles with poor environmental performance. The Green Vehicles Duty Scheme is an action under Weathering the Change – the ACT Climate Change Strategy, and represents an important step towards reducing the ACTs climate change impact.

Under the Green Vehicles Duty Scheme, all new light vehicles will have a Green Vehicle Rating of A, B, C, or D, on which duty rates will be based. A better environmental choice will mean you pay less stamp duty! The ACT Green Vehicle Rating is based on a combination of two environmental ratings from the Commonwealth Green Vehicle Guide: the greenhouse rating, based on a vehicle’s carbon dioxide emissions, and the air pollution rating, a measure of noxious pollutants that reduce our air quality. 

ACT Green Vehicle Rating

Environmental Performance Score
(out of 20)

Green Vehicle Guide Star Rating

A - Environmental leading edge models

16+

Gold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star Rating
5 Stars

B - Models with environmental performance significantly above average

14+

Gold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star Rating
4 & 1/2 stars

Gold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star Rating
4 stars

C - Models with average environmental performance

9.5+

Gold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star Rating
3 & 1/2 stars

Gold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star Rating
3 stars

D - Models with below average environmental performance

Under 9.5

Gold Star RatingGold Star RatingGold Star Rating
2 & 1/2 stars
Gold Star RatingGold Star Rating
2 stars
Gold Star RatingGold Star Rating
1 & 1/2 stars
Gold Star Rating
1 star

Vehicles with an “A” rating will pay nil stamp duty. Vehicles with a “B” rating have an environmental performance significantly above average, and will receive a duty discount. Vehicles with average environmental performance have a "C" rating, and duty rates will be unchanged.  “D” vehicles have below average environmental performance, and will pay a higher rate of duty.

Green Vehicle Rating

Portion of Price up to $45,000
(currently $3 per $100 or part thereof)

Portion of price over $45,000
(currently $5 per $100 or part thereof)

A

$0

$0

B

$2 per $100 or part thereof

$4 per $100 or part thereof

C

$3 per $100 or part thereof

$5 per $100 or part thereof

D

$4 per $100 or part thereof

$6 per $100 or part thereof


Note: Duty rates for motor vehicles are set by a Disallowable Instrument made under Section 139 of the Taxation Administration Act 1999. The new Green Vehicles duty rates will commence on 3 September 2008.

Further Information

Brochure: Green Vehicles Brochure (PDF PDF 801Kb)

Fact Sheet: Green Vehicles Fact Sheet (PDF PDF 537Kb)

The Green Vehicle Guide website is run by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, and can be found at http://www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au

 

 



Information

Postal Address
Road Transport Authority
PO Box 582
DICKSON ACT 2602
Street Address
Dickson Motor Registry
13-15 Challis Street
DICKSON ACT 2602
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8:15 - 5:00   Monday to Friday
Phone for General Enquiries
13 22 81
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Fax
(02) 6207 7120
Email Address
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