Tesla just dropped the price of Model 3 in Australia, now starts at A$68k driveaway

The Tesla Model 3 SR+ is Tesla’s cheapest vehicle in Australia and today we’ve seen a price drop by as much as $5,000. Price changes are regularly adjusted to...

The Tesla Model 3 SR+ is Tesla’s cheapest vehicle in Australia and today we’ve seen a price drop by as much as $5,000. Price changes are regularly adjusted to accommodate changing production costs and exchange rates. After this latest change, you can now get into a Tesla for less than $70,000.

The Model 3 Standard Range Plus starts at A$62,900 before on-road costs and in VIC results in a Driveaway price of just $68,094. This exact drop will differ between states, but prior to this change, the same car cost $72k.

The Standard Range Plus is a rear-wheel drive vehicle, offering 508km of range (NEDC), a top speed of 225km/h and a 0-100km/hr time of 5.6 seconds. Included is all the regular features like access to the Supercharger network, Autopilot, smartphone keyless entry and then you have options to like premium connectivity on top.

The Model 3 Long Range drive away price starts at A$84,298 (VIC) and the Model 3 Performance can be in your driveway for A$100,554.

Tesla now makes the RHD Model 3 for Australia in the Shanghai factory, rather than the Freemont factory in California. With a lower cost of delivery and cheaper production costs in China, Australians didn’t see a price reduction for the Made-in-China Model 3 until now. This is the most likely reason for the adjustment in pricing today.

There has been no change to the price of the Full Self-Driving Package, which still costs A$10,100. The prices to switch paint looks to be the same, with the top Red Multi-coat, still priced at A$2,900 and the white interior option at A$1,500.

If money is no object and you spec out all the options, you will pay A$120,202 Driveaway, with A$8,508 of that being for the Luxury Car Tax and all on-road costs totally A$14,277.

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While the A$68k price tag is still a premium price for many, it is heading in the right direction. Let us know in the comments if this new price change is enough to get you into a Model 3.


Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021
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  • Ryan
    16 April 2021 at 3:02 pm

    placed my order for a Model 3 Performance in March for ~ $108k (WA) hoping the new price applies and I get this for less than $103k 🙂

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    • Jason Cartwright
      16 April 2021 at 3:04 pm

      Would definitely be nice if Telsa offer you the discount. From what I’ve seen it seems pretty inconsistent if price changes are applied to existing orders that are awaiting delivery.

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      • Michael
        16 April 2021 at 5:19 pm

        Cancel your order and place it again. That way you will get the new price. There is no penalty in cancelling your order.

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      • Bruce
        16 April 2021 at 7:17 pm

        I thought they were pretty consistent with lowest out of order or current price. That’s what happened to my order last time we had an exchange rate price correction downwards. Might have to push back if they don’t do it automatically.

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  • Philip Bertino
    16 April 2021 at 9:35 pm

    The biggest joke is the unjustified Luxury car tax, you can buy a 5 million dollar yacht and pay no luxury tax. Every car buyer should be mentioning this on social media, talk radio, newspapers, etc. The politicans need to know their voters are feed up being cheated…

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  • Peter Capomolla Moore
    17 April 2021 at 8:51 am

    This price is still prohibitive to most consumers including myself an all in investor / share holder in Tesla, we know that demand outstrips supply globally – they are heading in the right direction there is no doubt about that – having been in sales of one type or another for over 30 years I truly understand “highest acceptable price principle” I am sure Tesla is committed over time to reduce price but at small incremental steps as production increases and battery constraints subside

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  • Amrit
    22 April 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I ordered my Tesla 3 on 11-April. A week later I got the text from Tesla that the price has been revised and they automatically adjusted my invoice to reflect the discounted rate on 19-April. Super happy.

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  • Carson
    21 May 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Yes the price drop was enough to make me take the chance on a model 3 SR+ vs getting another BMW 3 series. I am now very excited for this new chapter after owning only BMW and reading a lot about Tesla.

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  • Sean
    23 May 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Where can I test drive one in the Mornington peninsula and will it get from Mornington to Ballarat return on a single charge driving at highway speeds

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