WA Government’s Zero Emissions Vehicle Rebate Scheme

As part of the 2024-25 State Budget the Western Australia Government will invest a further $5.2 million for the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) rebate to meet expected demand for the scheme.

The Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Rebate Scheme is a financial incentive to encourage the purchase of zero emission vehicles as part of the Government’s Clean Energy Car Fund.

The ZEV scheme provides a $3,500 rebate for people who purchase an eligible vehicle and apply to the Department of Transport.

To be eligible for the rebate, the vehicle must:

  • be a zero-emission vehicle and be fully powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells;
  • be a light vehicle (vehicle with a gross vehicle mass of 4.5 tonne or less), including:
    • light passenger vehicles, such as sedans, hatchbacks and sports utility vehicles (SUVs);
    • light commercial vehicles; and
    • light trucks.
  • be granted a vehicle licence in WA on or after Tuesday 10 May 2022;
  • have a maximum dutiable value (external link) of $70,000 or less; and
  • be brand new and never previously been registered or licensed in Australia or overseas.

Only the person or organisation that first licenses the vehicle is eligible to apply for the rebate. Therefore, if a Dealer has licensed (registered) the vehicle for demonstrator purposes, only they can apply for the rebate.

More information on the scheme can be found here.