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Vehicle Incentives

Federal Incentives

Electric Vehicle Registration & Tax: Luxury Car Tax

In Australia, fuel efficient vehicles attract less Luxury Car Tax, leading to a saving of up to $3,152. The Luxury Car Tax is levied at 33c on each dollar above a certain threshold. For most cars that threshold is $69,152 in 2021, however for fuel efficient vehicles including the Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3, that threshold is $79,659. Learn more about luxury car tax.

State Incentives

Australian Capital Territory – Brand new electric vehicles are eligible for a full stamp duty exemption. As of 24th May 2021, new or used electric vehicles are eligible for two years of free registration (registration fee component only; other charges apply). Learn more.

New South Wales – From 1 September 2021, the NSW Government has proposed to waive stamp duty for new and used battery electric vehicles under $78,000 (incl GST). Learn more.

Updates for New South Wales: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NSW Parliament has been unable to resume its normal operations at this time. As a result, some legislation is unfortunately delayed, including the Electric Vehicles (Revenue Arrangements) Bill 2021. To avoid potential delays to the uptake of EVs, the NSW Treasurer has announced that stamp duty exemptions and rebates will retrospectively be available from 1 September 2021. However, the availability of any of these incentives is contingent on all aspects of the Electric Vehicles (Revenue Arrangements) Bill 2021 passing Parliament when it resumes.

Victoria – Electric vehicles are exempt from the “luxury vehicle” rate of stamp duty, paying a flat rate of $8.40 per $200 of market value, rather than up to $18 for polluting vehicles. All electric vehicles also receive a $100 annual discount on vehicle registration. Learn more.

Queensland - Electric and hybrid vehicles pay reduced stamp duty: $2 per $100 up to $100,000, and $4 per $100 value thereafter (compared to up to $6 per $100 for more polluting vehicles). Learn more.

Tasmania – From July 1 2021, stamp duty is waived for all new and used electric vehicles. Learn more.

ACT Vehicle Emission Reduction Scheme

Stamp duty exemption
Zero emissions vehicles (including electric vehicles) that are purchased for the first time are eligible for a full stamp duty exemption. This applies to a vehicle that is purchased brand-new and has not previously been registered, or a demonstrator disposed of by a licensed vehicle dealer within one year of the date the demonstrator was first registered in the ACT. Learn more.

Free registration
New or used zero emissions vehicles (including electric vehicles) purchased or acquired in the ACT from 24 May 2021 and before 30 June 2024 will receive two years of free registration. If you are eligible, the waiver will only apply to the registration component of vehicle registration fees. All other relevant fees, charges, or levies related to registering a vehicle will remain, such as the annual cost of Motor Accident Injuries Insurance. Learn more.

NSW Electric Vehicle Strategy

Electric Vehicle Rebate
Beginning 1 September 2021, the NSW Government has proposed to offer a $3,000 rebate on the first 25,000 new battery electric vehicles purchased for less than $68,750 (including GST).

Am I eligible for the EV Rebate?
For eligible vehicle purchases from 1 September 2021, the EV rebate is available to New South Wales residents and businesses with premises in New South Wales. Evidence of New South Wales resident status and proof of identity will be confirmed through the registration process.

How can I receive the subsidy?
The NSW Government will provide more details on how to apply for the EV rebate in the coming weeks. Learn more.

Infrastructure Funding
The NSW Government is also investing $171 million to build a world class road network of ultra-fast charging stations and is proposing new regulations that allow EVs to use transit lanes and priority parking spots to recharge.

Updates for New South Wales: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NSW Parliament has been unable to resume its normal operations at this time. As a result, some legislation is unfortunately delayed, including the Electric Vehicles (Revenue Arrangements) Bill 2021. To avoid potential delays to the uptake of EVs, the NSW Treasurer has announced that stamp duty exemptions and rebates will retrospectively be available from 1 September 2021. However, the availability of any of these incentives is contingent on all aspects of the Electric Vehicles (Revenue Arrangements) Bill 2021 passing Parliament when it resumes.

For more information on what this means, see Stamp Duty Exemption and EV Rebates.

For additional information visit NSW Government’s Electric Vehicle Strategy.


Victoria ZEV Subsidy

What is the offer?
The Victorian Government has introduced ZEV Subsidy of $3,000 on new zero emissions vehicles with a Vehicle Subtotal (dutiable value) under $68,740 in the first stage of the program. The Vehicle Subtotal is found on the payment page of the configurator by selecting ‘show details’. This offer is on a first come, first serve basis and is limited to 4,000 registrations in Victoria at this amount. A further 16,000 incentives will then be made available, but the Victorian Government has not yet confirmed details for this stage of the scheme.

Am I eligible?
For eligible vehicle purchases from 2 May 2021, the ZEV Subsidy is available to Victorian residents and businesses with premises in Victoria. Victorians will be able to access the subsidy once only and businesses will be able to apply for up to two subsidies at this stage. Evidence of Victorian resident status and proof of identity will be confirmed through the registration process.

How can I receive the subsidy?
The subsidy will be deducted from the total Drive Away Price on the final tax invoice. If eligibility is unable to be confirmed, any quotations or invoices inclusive of the subsidy will become void.

For additional information visit Solar Victoria.


Energy Incentives

Federal Incentives

Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme

The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme creates a financial incentive for individuals and small business owners to install eligible small-scale renewable energy systems, including solar panels.*

It does this through the creation of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) based on each system’s expected power generation from the year of installation until 2030 when the scheme ends.

The scheme rewards the individual or small business owner for the renewable energy they’re producing, which reduces their requirement for electricity generated from non-renewable sources.

When you purchase a system from Tesla, you have the option to assign your STCs to Tesla in return for a discount on your system price.**

State Incentives

Home Battery Storage & Solar

Several states and local utility providers offer additional home battery storage & solar incentives for customers, often taking the form of a subsidy. Most subsidies can either be claimed after purchase or reflected as a reduction in the price of your purchase for battery storage and/or solar systems.

State Energy Storage Grants Available Solar System Grants Available
ACT Up to $4,000.  
SA Up to $6,000. Low interest loans available, based on credit approval.
VIC Eligible Victorian households can receive up to $4,838. Up to $2,225.
State
ACT
Energy Storage Grants: Up to $4,000.
SA
Energy Storage Grants: Up to $6,000.

Solar System Grants: Low interest loans available, based on credit approval.

VIC
Energy Storage Grants: Available starting in Summer 2019. Details to be confirmed.
Up to $4,838 subsidy in the first year, tapering down to $3,714 by 2026.

Solar System Grants: Up to a $2,225 subsidy for solar panels, or up to $1,000 off the cost of solar hot water.

All of the above incentives apply to eligible residential customers. Incentive programs are offered and administered by government agencies. Eligibility and availability vary and are outside of Tesla’s control. Most programs are limited to a total dollar amount that can be dispersed or will expire on a certain date. Be sure to visit the state program’s website for the most up-to-date information on availability and redemption requirements.

* An STC is a financial incentive, not a rebate, and consumers will not qualify for any government-based financial recompense at the completion of the STC creation process.

** Renewable Energy Target liable entities have a legal obligation to buy and surrender to the Clean Energy Regulator. STCs are provided 'up front' for the systems'. Householders who purchase these systems are able to create and sell their STCs in the market or to the STC Clearing House, or to assign the right to create their STCs to an agent in return for a lower purchase price for their system. The level of this benefit differs across the country depending on the level of solar energy.

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