Expired registration

Your vehicle is unregistered if the registration is not renewed by the expiry date.

Registration can only be renewed up to three months after the expiry date.  The new registration period starts from the date you make the payment, but the expiry date will remain the same.

To renew your expired registration, you will need to:

  1. Purchase a green slip.
  2. Pass a vehicle safety check.
  3. Renew your registration.


  • Your expiry date will remain the same. For example, if your registration expires on 1 August, and you don't renew until 1 October, your next registration renewal will still be due on 1 August the following year.
  • Do not drive your car if your registration has expired. You will only be permitted to drive unregistered if:
    • You are getting a safety check.
    • You are driving to Roads and Maritime Services to renew the registration.
  • Driving an unregistered vehicle:
    • Is illegal and serious offence.
    • Can have significant legal and financial implications for the driver and last registered operator of the vehicle.
    • Will void your insurance.
  • See driving unregistered vehicles for more information.