For Veterans and their families

Tax concessions on cars for people with a disability

Eligibility for veterans

You're eligible for car tax concessions if you are a veteran with a disability and you:

  • intend to use the car for your personal transport from the date you get the car, for either 

    • two years

    • until the car has travelled 40,000 kilometres


  • have served in the Australian Defence Force or any other Commonwealth armed force and as a result of that service any of the following apply 

    • you lost a leg or both arms

    • total and permanent loss of use in a leg or both arms

    • you receive a totally and permanently incapacitated (TPI) pension

    • you receive a special rate disability pension.

Eligibility for people with disability

You're eligible for car tax concessions if you:

  • have a certificate that certifies you have lost the use of one or more limbs to the extent that you are unable to use public transport – this can either be 

    • a permanent certificate issued by Medibank Health Solutions (MHS)

    • a current certificate of medical eligibility from a medical practitioner – these are valid from 9 December 2020 and can be permanent or temporary


  • intend to use the car to travel to or from gainful employment from the date you get the car, for either 

    • two years

    • until the car has travelled 40,000 kilometres.

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