Wednesday, 05 July 2017 13:59

The following Dealer Bulletin 03/2017 has been issued by the Department of Transport.  It can be download at the bottom of this page.

Issue

Update on certain Government vehicle concessions being discontinued from 1 July 2017.

Summary

Concession code 511: W.A. Local Government Authorities (LGAs). Concession will remain. A disallowance motion was passed in the W.A. Legislative Council on 27 June 2017 which reverses the decision to discontinue the vehicle concessions for LGAs.

Concession code 550: Commonwealth Government Agencies. Concession discontinued. However Commonwealth Government Agencies will continue to be exempt from the payment of vehicle licence duty, and will also be exempt from the payment of insurance duty on motor injury insurance.

Concession code 993: Chief Executive Officer approval. Concession will remain. This applies to the W.A. Local Government Association (WALGA).

Background

Dealer Bulletin 01/2017 advised that these concessions would be discontinued from 1 July 2017. Since that time several developments have resulted in changes to how these concessions will be handled.

Process

Concession code 511 - LGAs

  • This concession will remain as a result of the disallowance motion passed in the W.A. Legislative Council on 27 June 2017.
  • LGAs should still be encouraged to pay their vehicle renewals on or before the due date to avoid vehicles becoming unlicensed.
  • LGAs that have already paid vehicle renewals that expire on 30 June 2017 or later at the non-concessional rate will have these licence restored to concessional rates and be issued a refund when the system is updated. This will occur by the first week of August 2017.
  • Online dealers licensing new vehicles or relicensing used vehicles to LGAs on or after 1 July 2017 will charge full licensing fees and stamp duty. Once the system is updated, these payments will be reverted back to concessional rates and a refund will be issued.
  • DVS has written to LGAs regarding these interim arrangements.

Concession code 550 - Commonwealth Government Agencies.

  • This concession cannot be granted to new vehicles that are licensed, or vehicles that are relicensed, on or after 1 July 2017.
  • The discontinuation of this concession on currently licensed vehicles that expire on or after 30 June 2017 is being managed by DVS Data Cleansing Team.
  • Commonwealth Government Agencies will be exempt under the Commonwealth Vehicles (Registration and Exemption from Taxation) Act 1997 from the payment of insurance duty on motor injury insurance and vehicle licence duty. These exemptions will be automatically applied from 1 July 2017.

Concession code 993 - Chief Executive Officer Approval.

  • This concession will remain for WALGA.

More Information

Contact the Department of Transport Phone Support for any queries regarding the above instructions on 1300 858 374 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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