Motor Vehicles

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Staff salary sacrificing - motor vehicles

We offer fully maintained salary sacrifice vehicles (new or used) under a lease referred to as a Novated Lease.

As part of UNSW's commitment to demonstrate environmental sustainability, we encourage staff to consider energy-efficient and alternative fuel vehicles when looking to purchase a car.

A new car, without the high costs, the tax and the hassle

If you're interested in purchasing a car, why not consider a novated lease? It's a smart way to drive.

What is a novated lease?
A novated lease is an arrangement between you, UNSW and our partner LeasePlan. It enables you to lease a vehicle of your choice, while enjoying the tax-effective benefit of financing the vehicle and its operating cost from pre-tax – or a combination of pre-tax – salary.

Who is eligible for a novated lease?
A novated lease is available to all full-time and part-time employees of UNSW. Fixed-term employees should carefully consider their employment prospects with UNSW before committing to any financial arrangement in relation to this program.

What are the benefits?
Some of the benefits include:

  • LeasePlan can obtain discounts on vehicle purchase price and all essential running costs, and will pass these savings on to you.
  • You pay less tax. You pay through an agreed, fixed salary deduction that reduces your PAYG tax, leaving more in your pay packet.
  • You can even eliminate your Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) liabilities with Employee Contribution Method (ECM) to make your lease even more tax effective.
  • All your car’s expenses will be GST free.

LeasePlan estimates that an employee earning $75,000 per year and leasing a $35,000 vehicle can save more than $3,000 a year compared to financing with after tax salary.

How can I apply?
If you wish to enter a salary sacrificing arrangement, follow these steps:

For information and assistance

For general Novated Leasing information and how to get started:

Contact Mary Robinson, ext 55497 or

For detailed Novated Leasing information and to have a consultation based on your personal circumstances:

Book an appointment with the LeasePlan representative, Veronica Sarin.

Appointments are held fortnightly on Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm at

HR Salaries Unit, Level 1, Chancellery Building (North Wing).

To book an appointment:


 For further information, you can download the following documents: 

Faculty and Department vehicles

Management of Faculty and Department vehicles
All vehicles used by the University are pool vehicles and will be provided under company operating leases which are fully maintained by LeasePlan. Employees who are required to use faculty/department vehicles must treat the vehicle with same care and diligence as if the vehicle were owned by UNSW.

UNSW ensures that a high proportion of its fleet vehicles are energy-efficient or use alternative fuels. Fuel-efficient vehicles in the fleet include hybrid cars (Toyota Priuses).

 Acquisition and disposal of Faculty and Department vehicles

  • all vehicles will be acquired under lease as new vehicles through the Fleet Officer
  • all trailers, boats and selected plant equipment will be purchased and owned by UNSW, and managed by external fleet and vehicle management company, LeasePlan.

More information
You can download the following documents:

For all enquiries regarding faculty and department vehicles please contact:

Peter Barbato
Payroll Manager
Level 1 Chancellery Building
UNSW Sydney
Ph: 9385 2759