7.6 Purchase of a motor vehicle not under privilege

Where a motor vehicle is purchased from a private seller – that is, a person who is neither a registered dealer nor a privileged individual – an Application for the Purchase of a Motor Vehicle Under Privilege form is not required as customs duty, GST and LCT concessions are not available.

Missions and posts should provide details of such non-privileged motor vehicle purchases by note verbale to Protocol Branch or the relevant DFAT state or territory office, which will organise for diplomatic or consular plates to be issued.

Last Updated: 8 November 2017