Blog & Updates


Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 15 January 2014


We are pleased to announce that the winner of Autopia’s ‘Great Australian Road Trip’ competition is Dennis Maloney.  Congratulations, Dennis!

Dennis, who referred a friend for an Autopia novated lease in our October-December competition – who consequently completed an obligation-free consultation and packaged their new car with Autopia – is the grand draw winner of $2,000 worth of vouchers of his choice from Britz Campervans, 4wd and Car Rentals, Motor One Vehicle Accessories, Coles Myer, Fuel, iTunes, Accor Hotels and Resorts and Adrenalin Experience.

Highway Road TripThe first twenty people, who referred and completed consults with Autopia, also receive a copy of the beautifully-presented Australian Geographic Highway One – The Ultimate Australian Road Trip book.


Have a great trip, Dennis – we can’t wait to hear all about it!

Autopia commits to providing Australian businesses and drivers with a service experience that is best in class.  For more information on novated leasing for Australian drivers, please click here.

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Autopia HQ - Published amongst World's Best

Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 20 December 2013

Categories: Team Updates, Events, Just Love Cars™

When we moved office, we wanted our new environment to reflect the dedication we have to our work, and the love we have for cars.

We think we’ve done a pretty good job, and, as Autopia HQ has just been published in Chois Gallery’s ‘World’s Best Graphics’ - we’re not the only ones!

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The final word on FBT: Joe Hockey - “The car industry, is back open in Australia”

Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 6 November 2013

Categories: Events, Novated Leasing, Consultancy

What began on the 16th July 2013 with an announcement from Labor, is finally over, with an announcement from the Coalition.

Transcript from Joe Hockey's announcement today:

"Today is another step forward in clearing the debt in relation to the true state of the budget. When we came into Government, my colleagues and I were advised that there were 96 announced but unlegislated, tax and superannuation initiatives, left behind by the previous Government.

Today I’m announcing that we are dealing with this backlog of 96. Four of the 96 have been dealt with in our mining tax and carbon tax repeal packages........

......Of the 92 we are definitely not proceeding with seven initiatives.

The first initiative is the one that we campaigned loudly against during the course of the Federal Election, which was changes to the fringe benefits tax rules on motor vehicles. We fully funded that during the election campaign – not proceeding with that initiative.

I declare here today, that the car industry, is back open in Australia, and it is back open because we are not proceeding with Labor’s flawed proposal to change the rules on FBT for motor vehicles."

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An Election Win for ALL Australian Employees

Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 9 September 2013

Categories: Events, Novated Leasing, Consultancy

The election’s over, and the rules around novated leasing have not changed.

1. Employees do not need to have business use to benefit.
2. All employees can still save thousands on a car every year.

Last year:
- Novated leasing put $1.8 billion into employees’ pockets
- Autopia put $5,770 into the average driver’s pocket

550,000 employees currently benefit, and now everyone realises they could have been savings thousands all along, we expect this number to increase dramatically.

If you don’t offer novated leasing to your staff, they’ll soon vote with their feet. Contact Greg Parkes for more details, and to find out how novated leasing increases engagement, lowers payroll tax, and delivers a more profitable business.

For more details on how novated leasing works, RSVP to a webinar below:
- Wednesday 18th September @ 7.00pm AEST
- Thursday 19th September @ 12.30pm AEST
- Wednesday 25th September @ 7.00pm AEST
- Thursday 26th September @ 12.30pm AEST

PS. We're expecting an overwhelming demand, so please
        book quickly to ensure you get the time spot that suits best.

Details on how to save $9,720 on a Mazda 3
Details on how to save $9,265 on a Golf
Details on how to save $10,524 on a Commodore

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Who's Next? Petition to Protest FBT Changes

Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 19 August 2013

Categories: Novated Leasing, Consultancy, The Autopian

The Australian Salary Packaging Industry Association has created a website where you can easily sign an online petition, alerting any future Government to the groundswell of disapproval for the proposed FBT changes.

To sign visit - it only takes 30 seconds and you’ll be helping hundreds of thousands of Australians.


Who’s going to be affected by the changes?

Employees in the not-for-profit sector
Where organisations rely on novated leasing to help compete with the private sector to attract and retain talented employees.

Employees in the health sector   

Nurses and aged-care workers for example, who won’t be able to access the tax benefits required to supplement the lower income that’s unfortunately a fact of life for most health professionals.

Employees in the Australian vehicle manufacturing sector

21% of the 1.1 million new vehicles sold annually will be affected*, having a significant flow-on effect to the broader motor vehicle industry which employs 313,000 people**.

For more information on who else will be affected visit

*Access Economics Pty Limited and Lateral Economics, Mar 2009. VFACTS, Dec 2012

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