Motor Dealer's Exemption Certificate (Duty) - Tasmania


You will require this exemption if you operate as a motor vehicle dealer or trader and want to be exempt from paying duty on the registration and transfer of registration of trading stock and demonstrator vehicles. Duty-free transactions are only permitted for:

  • resale of trading stock in the normal course of your dealership's business
  • vehicles loaned to charities for charitable purposes
  • demonstrating vehicles to prospective purchasers.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this exemption you must:

  • provide relevant approval notice from your local council for use of your premises as a place to sell motor vehicles
  • provide a declaration that the business will operate on a continuing bases and you are not acting on behalf of someone who is ineligible to hold an exemption certificate
  • satisfy the Agency that you are not prohibited from carrying on business as a second-hand dealer
  • provide evidence of registration if you are intending to operate under a registered business or company name.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $570.24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Duties Act 2001 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Duties Regulations 2001 Tasmania

Lodgement process


If you intend to renew your certificate, you must lodge an application at least two months prior to its expiry.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

State Revenue Office

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Duties Unit

State Revenue Office

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: Ground Floor
Salamanca Building Parliment Square
4 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1374
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Toll Free: 1800 001 388
Phone: 03 6166 4400