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Car stamp duty is payable when buying a new or used car in Australia. Car stamp duty is payable to the stste governement and can vary hugely from state to state. It should be considered an unavoidable fact of life when buying a new car however unpleasant it may seem. Below is a quick rundown on how car stamp duty stacks up from state to state for new vehicles:

Act and NSW

Stamp duty on new cars in the ACT and NSW is charged as follows

  • 3% of the car price inclusive of GST up to $45,000
  • 5% for every dollar over $45,000.


  • Stamp duty in Queensland is easy to calculate
  • A flat 2% of the RRP of the car (regardless of discount that may be obtained)


Victoria has three thresholds for car stamp duty charges. Importantly the rates go back to dollar 1 when each threshold is crossed.

  • 2.5% of the car price up to $35,000
  • 4% of the whole price where this lies between $35,000 and $45,000
  • 5% of the total price when this is over $45,000

South Australia

South Australia is simple of new cars

  • 4% of the purchase price


Tasmania has a structure based on three price thresholds

  • 3% of the car purchase price up to $35,000
  • 11% for each dollar between $35,000 and $45,000
  • 4% for each dollar above $45,000

Western Australia

WA has a complex and expensive car stamp duty structure:

  • 2.75% of the car price up to $15,000
  • Then, a complicated sliding scale is used between $15,000 and $40,000 ranging from from 2.75% to 6.5%
  • 6.5% for every dollar over $40,000

Private Fleet can help with all your car purchasing needs and queries regarding car stamp duty or other on-road costs.

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