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How to apply for a Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Subsidy

Until a process to apply the ZEV Subsidy at the point of sale is in place, Solar Victoria will pay the subsidy directly to eligible individuals or businesses, as set out in the Terms and Conditions

Follow the steps on this page if you purchased an eligible new ZEV on or from 2 May, the subsidy was not applied to the contract of sale and you have taken delivery of the ZEV with a VicRoads registration. 

If you have not yet taken delivery of your ZEV, please: 

  • register your details with us by selecting the first check box, then 
  • wait until you have taken delivery of your ZEV and the vehicle has been registered with VicRoads before applying here for the subsidy.    

Step 1: Check your eligibility 

Please check that you are eligible for the Victorian Government ZEV Subsidy. To be eligible:  

  • You must have purchased your new ZEV on or after Sunday 2 May 2021. 
  • The dutiable value of vehicle (the total price of the vehicle, inclusive of all added options and accessories, but excluding stamp duty, registration and compulsory third-party insurance costs) must be less than $68,740. See these tax invoice examples
  • The ZEV must be delivered and registered with VicRoads and your application for a subsidy submitted within a maximum of 6 months of the date of purchase. 
  • You must be residing in Victoria and have not previously applied for or received a ZEV Subsidy (or in the case of a business, no more than one previous ZEV Subsidy). 

For more on eligibility, see Am I eligible?

Step 2: Prepare your documents  

To help you prepare to complete the application form, you will need the following documents, which we will ask you to upload: 

  • Contract of Sale 
  • Tax Invoice   
  • Vehicle Certificate of Registration  

Uploading the correct documents will mean we can process your application faster. If you don’t have copies of these documents, please contact the salesperson at your dealership to request them.

You’ll also need to submit other identification details and eligibility requirements, including the make and model of the vehicle and the purchase price of the vehicle. We will also ask you to nominate bank account details so we can pay the subsidy to you.  

Step 3: Apply now 

To apply for the ZEV Subsidy, please complete and submit this form after your ZEV has been delivered and registered with VicRoads, and within a maximum of 6 months of the date of purchase. 

Apply now

Step 4: Await confirmation and payment  

Please note that we may need to contact you to request further information. Once we have all the information we need, we will assess your eligibility and be back in touch to confirm the outcome of your application.    

If all eligibility criteria are met and your application is approved, you should receive payment of the ZEV Subsidy into your nominated bank account within 15 business days.   

Reviewed 22 July 2021

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