In 2010 changes to vehicle tax were introduced for vehicles that have a lower impact on the environment.
These ‘lower taxed vehicles’ include:
- manufacturer designated petrol-electric hybrids
- diesel-electric hybrids
- plug-in hybrids
- electric vehicles with CO2 emissions no higher than 150 grams/kilometre (g/km) in the 'combined' driving cycle
- previously eligible lower taxed vehicles with a rating of 4½ or 5 stars.
Private vehicles that have been modified for wheelchair transport are also eligible for the reduced vehicle tax rate.
The reduced rate is applied when you register the vehicle.
Note: If you receive the Commonwealth Carer Allowance, you may also be eligible. Visit Apply for a carer's registration refund for more information.