Your vehicle is unregistered if the registration is not renewed by the expiry date.
- You can only renew your registration up to three months after the expiry date.
- When you register after the expiry date, your new registration starts from the date you make the payment, but the expiry will remain the same - you will not get a full year of registration.
For example, if your registration expires on 1 August, and you don't renew until 1 October, your next registration renewal will be due on 1 August the following year.
- You can choose to cancel your current registration and then re-register your vehicle. This will allow you to purchase a full year of registration from the date of payment.
- For more information, see expired registration.
- Your registration will be cancelled if your registration is not renewed up to three months after the expiry date. You must return the number plates to a registry or service centre within 14 days of the cancellation. It is an offence to keep the number plates after this date.
- If your registration is cancelled by Roads and Maritime Services, you must re-register your vehicle.
- For more information, see cancelled registration.