Introduction

If you have bought a new battery electric vehicle (BEV) or hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) for personal use in NSW, you may be eligible for a $3,000 cash rebate.

Key dates

You must:

  • have bought the car or paid a deposit by 31 December 2023
  • register the vehicle for personal use in NSW by 30 June 2024.

Check full eligibility before applying.

One rebate is available per applicant.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must have:

  • bought a new BEV or FCEV in one of the following categories:
    • passenger vehicles
    • sports utility vehicles  
    • light trucks/light commercial vehicles.  
  • bought the car or paid a deposit by 31 December 2023
  • registered the vehicle for personal use in NSW on or after 1 September 2021 and by 30 June 2024
  • paid less than $68,750 (including delivery costs, dealer fees, and accessories such as tow bar, special wheels, paint protection)
  • not claimed a rebate for the vehicle in another state or territory.

You cannot claim for: 

  • vehicles registered before 1 September 2021 and after 1 July 2024
  • vehicles bought on or after 1 January 2024
  • vehicles being leased
  • second-hand BEVs or FCEVs
  • grey imports (vehicles not purchased directly through manufacturer-approved dealerships)
  • hybrid electric vehicles and plug in hybrid electric vehicles 
  • heavy trucks and other types of heavy vehicles
  • motorcycles (off road, road, scooters, mopeds, e-bikes, ATV/SSV – side by side vehicle)
  • trailers and caravans
  • aeroplanes
  • boats
  • any other vehicle not included in the list of eligible categories.

What you need

  • a Revenue NSW electric vehicle portal account - you can sign up when you start your application
  • your Transport for NSW customer number
  • a copy of a current and valid NSW Driver Licence
  • Certificate of Registration that shows:
    • a registration number
    • registration history
    • registered owner
    • vehicle use
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    • duty paid amount
  • a contract to purchase with the sales price and date of purchase or deposit payment
  • deposit receipt dated on or before 31 December 2023 (if applicable)
  • invoice, if the contract to purchase does not include:
    • vehicles details
    • specifications
    • breakdown of costs
  • bank account details for payment.

How to apply

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Gather your supporting documents.
  3. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  4. Log in, or sign up to the Revenue NSW electric vehicle portal account.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete the form.

Revenue NSW will review your application and let you know if you're eligible.

Successful applicants will receive the rebate within 5 business days of being notified.

More information

Vehicles eligible for a rebate are also eligible for a stamp duty exemption. 

Last updated: 1 March 2024