No. The ZEV rebate scheme commenced on 1 July 2022, and clear program guidelines outlining eligibility requirements were published when the scheme was launched and can be read here.
The guideline outlines that ZEVs purchased under a lease arrangement are not eligible for the ZEV Rebate Scheme. 'Lease arrangements' include all arrangements related to leased vehicles, including those accessed under a ‘novated lease’.
The guidelines establish the eligibility criteria, specifically section 4.2(k) states that ZEV rebates are ineligible for vehicles managed or leased through a Lease or Fleet Management Organisation.
Outright capital costs to the customer purchasing a ZEV are typically avoided under lease or fleet organisation arrangement.
Lease arrangements may also include the coverage of costs related to operational elements, such as registration, servicing, and fuel, which is a further reason why they are also ineligible.