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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.

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