Registration costs

The cost of vehicle registration includes several components.

All vehicles attract a registration fee:

Registration fee (effective 1 July 2014)

 

Annual         $62    

 

Light vehicles

Light vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) attract vehicle tax based on the tare (unladen) weight of the vehicle. The more it weighs, the higher the vehicle tax. In addition, vehicles used for business purposes attract higher vehicle tax than those for private use.

Please note that the following vehicle tax examples are indicative.

Vehicle tax (effective 1 January 2014)

 

Vehicle type 

Tare Weight

(kg)

Private Use Business Use 
Cars, station wagons and trucks

up to 975

$195

$316

 

976 to 1154

$226

$360

 

1155 to 1504

$277

$436

 

1505 to 2504

$422

$657

Trailers (including caravans)

up to 254

$0

$95

255 to 764

$107

$174

765 to 975

$195

$316

976 to 1154

$221

$355

1155 to 1504

$255

$414

1505 to 2504

$389

$624

Motorcycle

n/a

$58

$58

 

Heavy vehicles

Heavy vehicles with a GVM of more than 4.5 tonnes attract registration charges based on the vehicle's GVM, the number of axles and the vehicle's configuration.

See: Heavy vehicle registration charges.

Other registration service fees

 

Transferring registration (effective 1 July 2014)

 

Transfer fee within 14 days of vehicle acquisition    $31   
Transfer fee after 14 days of vehicle acquisition$141

 

Additional vehicle tax, registration charge and Stamp Duty may apply. See Buying a vehicle or Selling a vehicle for more information.

Transfer number plate fees apply to some Special Number Plates. See Number plate price list.

 

Cancelling registration (effective 1 July 2014)

 

Cancel registration fee    $27    
Number plate reserve fee (if the same number plates will
be re-issued to another vehicle)  
See Number plate price list.

 

Note: Registration fees are non-refundable. Unused vehicle tax or registration charge is refundable.

 

Replacing a registration label or certificate (effective 1 July 2014)

 

Replacement of registration label or certificate fee     $21    

 

Safety checks

 

Safety check report (for vehicles other than plant vehicles, purpose-built vehicles and agricultural bikes)     See Safety check fees.

 

Vehicle Identification and Inspection Unit (VIIU) fees (effective 1 July 2014)

 

VIIU fee type Booking
fee
Inspection
fee
Total
payable
Written-off vehicle (WOV) first inspection  

$62

$412

$476

Re-inspection of failed written-off vehicle (WOV) 

Nil

Nil

Nil

High-risk vehicle first inspection (eg interstate vehicle, identification irregularities).

$64

Nil

$64

Re-inspection of high-risk vehicles.

Nil

Nil

Nil

Fail to attend or less than 24 hours' notice given to change or cancel a WOV or high-riskvehicle booking.

$64

Nil

$64

 

Conditional registration fees

New conditional registration fees (effective 1 July 2014)

 

Administration fee    

$21   

Number plate fee

$42

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance premium    Based on vehicle shape, usage and area of operation.

 

Renewing a conditional registration (effective 1 July 2014)

 

Administration fee    

$21   

CTP insurance premium      

Based on vehicle shape, usage and area of operation.   

 

Cancelling conditional registration

Conditional registration fees and their number plate fees are non-refundable. Unused CTP insurance premium may be refundable.

 

Other conditional registration fees (effective 1 July 2014)

 

Replacement registration certificate or label fee    

  $21   

Replacement Certificate of Approved Operations      

$21

Replacement number plates   $42

 

Unregistered Vehicle Permit fees (effective 1 July 2014)

 

Unregistered Vehicle Permit fee    

$21   

CTP insurance premium      

Based on vehicle shape, usage and area of operation