Electrifying Australia: A State-by-State Guide to EV Incentives

Electrifying Australia: A State-by-State Guide to EV Incentives
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The future is electric, and Australia is charging ahead! If you're considering joining the electric revolution, there's never been a better time. Governments across the country are rolling out incentives to make owning an EV more affordable and accessible. Here's a comprehensive breakdown to what's on offer in each state:

ACT: Capital Incentives 🏢

  • Up to $15,000 in interest-free loans for EVs up to $77,565.
  • Free registration for two years (until 30 June 2024) or 20% off on older EVs.
  • Waived stamp duty on first-time EV purchases (limitations apply).

Northern Territory: The Electric Frontier ⚡

  • $1,500 subsidy on stamp duty for EVs/PHEVs for 5 years from 1 July 2022.
  • Cheaper registration for BEVs and PHEVs for five years.
  • Grants for home, workplace, and public EV chargers.

Victoria: Charging Up 🔌

  • $100 discount on annual registration fees.
  • Exemption from 'luxury vehicle' stamp duty; flat rate of $8.40 per $200 of market value.

Queensland: Sunshine and Savings ☀️

  • $6,000 subsidy for first 15,000 new EVs up to $68,000 (income-based).
  • Lower registration fees and stamp duty compared to ICE cars.

New South Wales: Powering Ahead 🔋

  • $3,000 rebate for first 25,000 EVs under $68,750.
  • Waived stamp duty on EVs under $78,000 from 1 September 2021.
  • Registration fee discounts; T2 and T3 transit lane access.

South Australia: Sparking Innovation 💡

  • $3,000 rebate for first 7,000 BEVs up to $68,750.
  • Free registration for three years until 30 June 2025.
  • Up to $2,000 rebate for first 7,500 households installing an EV smart charger.

Tasmania: Green Island Drive 🌲

  • Free stamp duty for two years on new and second-hand EVs.
  • Free registration for two years for car rental companies and coach operators.

Western Australia: The Wild Electric West 🤠

  • $3,500 rebate for first 10,000 EVs under $70,000.
  • Exemption from 10% on-demand transport levy.

Australia-Wide Incentives: A Unified Charge 🤲

  • Up to $2,000 off purchase price of EVs/PHEVs from 1 July 2022.
  • $2,500 lower purchase prices due to removed 5% import tariff.
  • Higher Luxury Car Tax threshold: $84,916 for low-emission vehicles.
  • Removed Fringe Benefits Tax: $4,700 annual savings for salary sacrifice agreement on a $50,000 EV.
  • $62.6 million funding package for small businesses to decarbonize, including fleet electrification.

The Road Ahead 🛣️

With these incentives, the road to a cleaner, greener future is wide open. Whether you're a city commuter or a country explorer, there's an EV incentive tailored for you. Plug into the future and drive the change today!


Electric vehicle (EV) discounts and incentives per state in Australia | RACV
If you’re considering buying an EV for your next car, these Australian EV rebates, discounts and incentives can make the purchase lighter on your wallet.
EV incentives in Australia
Considering an electric vehicle for your next car? You may be eligible for incentives, subsidies and rebates in Australia.