This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Australia's luxury car tax affects UK exporters

in Australia

Trade barrier summary

This affects UK car exports. Australia imposes a 33% tax, known as the Luxury Car Tax (LCT), on all cars with a value above AUS $77,565 for fuel-efficient vehicles, and AUS $68,740 for other vehicles.

This measure affects UK passenger vehicle exports, as Australia's automotive manufacturing industry closed in 2017. The states of Queensland and Victoria also apply higher vehicle registration duty rates for cars valued above certain thresholds.

Sectors affected

  • Automotive



Date reported

11 February 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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