Motor Dealer's Exemption Certificate (Duty) - Tasmania


You may apply for 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 available where the vehicle being registered (or transferred) is trading stock or demonstrator vehicles that are acquired and used solely for purposes associated with:

  • resale of trading stock in the normal course of the dealer's business
  • demonstrating the vehicle to prospective purchasers.

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:

  • be a motor dealer and not a licensed motor vehicle trader
  • satisfy the Agency that you are not prohibited from carrying on business as a second-hand dealer
  • have the relevant approval notice from your local council for use of your premises as a second-hand dealership
  • ensure that the business will operate continually and not act on behalf of someone that is ineligible to hold an exemption certificate.


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $626.56

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $558.92

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Duties Act 2001 Tasmania

Approval time

15 business days

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.