Stamp duty is payable on any vehicle sale - even private sales as I did learn recently.When you transfer over the registration the registration dept will send out a notice to you.
Originally Posted by max
Stamp duty is imposed by State and Territory Governments on the transfer of ownership or purchase of a new or second-hand motor vehicle. Charges and the basis for levying them vary from State to State. Stamp duty is generally in the range of 2 to 6.5 per cent of the value of the vehicle. Stamp duty is a remnant of the 'old' tax system, and since stamp duty is imposed on the GST-inclusive price, it represents an inequitable 'tax on a tax'.
Each time the ownership of a car is transferred, stamp duty is payable and therefore this has a cumulative effect on price over the life of the vehicle.
GST (10%) included in the price on new cars.
If you are a registered business you can claim this back after purchase - similar to VAT laws in the UK.
You have to pay stamp duty on all car purchases here - new or old
There is a lot more info here - Stamp Duty - along with a calculator for working out costs to include in your budget :D
sounds like the uk then anything under $10,000, £4,000 is sometimes a bit of a lottery