Registration costs

The costs associated with registering a vehicle in NSW

Registration fee

(effective 1 July 2015)

Annual fee: $63

Light vehicles – motor vehicle tax

(effective 1 January 2016)

Light vehicles (up to 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass) attract motor 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 a higher vehicle tax than those for private use.

See Heavy vehicle charges for information about vehicles more than 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass.

Important: The following vehicle tax examples are indicative only. Please call 13 22 13 for information specific to your vehicle and registration type.

Cars, station wagons and trucks

Tare Weight (kg) Private Use Business Use
Up to 975 $204 $331
976 to 1154 $236 $376
1155 to 1504 $289 $456
1505 to 2504 $441 $687
2505 to 2794 $640 $1,067
2795 to 3054 $728 $1,213
3055 to 3304 $797 $1,329
3305 to 3564 $867 $1,445
3565 to 3814 $931 $1,552+$256
3815 to 4064 $1,001 $1,669+$256
4065 to 4324 $1,068 $1,780+$256
4325 to 4500 $1,136 $1,894+$256

* Registration fees are also payable

Note: Additional vehicle tax applies to business cars over 3,565kg.

 

Trailers and caravans

Tare Weight (kg) Private Use Business Use
up to 254 $0 $99
255 to 764 $112 $181
765 to 975 $204 $331
976 to 1154 $230 $370
1155 to 1504 $266 $433
1505 to 2504 $407 $653
2505 to 2794 $640 $1,067
2795 to 3054 $728 $1,213
3055 to 3304 $797 $1,329
3305 to 3564 $867 $1,445
3565 to 3814 $931 $1,552
3815 to 4064 $1,001 $1,669
4065 to 4324 $1,068 $1,780
4325 to 4500 $1,136 $1,894
* Registration fees are also payable

 

Motorcycles

Tare Weight (kg) Private Use Business Use
Not applicable $61 $61
* Registration fees are also payable

 

Transfer registration

(effective 1 July 2015)

Transfer fee within 14 days of acquiring the vehicle: $32

Transfer fee after 14 days of acquiring the vehicle: $144

Additional vehicle tax, registration charges and stamp duty may apply. See Transfer your registration.

Transfer fees may also apply to certain number plates. See Number plate fees.

Cancel registration

(effective 1 July 2015)

Cancel registration fee: $28

Registration fee is non-refundable on cancellation of registration. Unused motor vehicle tax is refundable.

Replacement Certificate of Registration and/or label

(effective 1 July 2015)

Replacement fee: $22

Safety checks and inspections

(effective 1 July 2015)

This table shows the current maximum fee for the most common inspection types. For full details of all inspection fees, please see AIS Notice 18.

Vehicle Safety Check (formerly pink slip)

Inspection type Total fee (inc GST)
Light vehicle $38
Motorcycle $23
Trailer without brakes $21
Trailer with brakes $30

Safety and Identity Check (formerly blue slip)

Inspection type Total fee (inc GST)
Light vehicle $62
Motorcycle $38
Trailer without brakes $32
Trailer with brakes $44

Vehicle Identification and Inspection Unit (VIIU) fees

VIIU fee type Booking fee Inspection fee Total payable
Written off vehicle first inspection $66 $421 $487
Re-inspection of failed written off vehicle Nil Nil Nil
High-risk first inspection (eg interstate vehicle, identification irregularities) $66 Nil $66
Re-inspection of high-risk vehicles Nil Nil Nil
Failure to attend or less than 24 hours notice given to change or cancel VIIU booking $66 Nil $66

Conditional registration

(effective 1 July 2015)

New conditional registration

Administration fee: $22

Number plate fee: $43

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance: Varies depending on vehicle shape, usage and area of operation. Phone 13 22 13 for information.

Renew conditional registration

Administration fee: $22

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance: Varies depending on vehicle shape, usage and area of operation. Phone 13 22 13 for information.

Cancel conditional registration

No cancellation fee. For information on refunds, see Conditional registration.

Replacement certificates, labels and number plates for conditional registration

Replacement Certificate of Registration or label: $22

Replacement Certificate of Approved Operations: $22

Replacement number plates: $43

Unregistered Vehicle Permits

(effective 1 July 2015)

Permit fee: $22

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance: Varies depending on vehicle shape, usage and area of operation. Phone 13 22 13 for information.

Replacement permit fee: $22

Number plates

(effective 1 July 2015)

Standard number plates, new or replacement: $43

Auxiliary (bike rack) plates, new or replacement: $41

Special number plates, new or replacement: Varies depending on the style and content. See the myPlates website or phone 13 17 58 for information.

Exchange: $55

Reserve plates: $55, annual fee. Note: Any applicable special plate fees still apply while plates are reserved.

Move plates: $25

Trader's plate fees

Plate transfer fees

One-off transfer fee, Personalised Plus and Numeral-only plates only.

Plate type Car/Truck Motorcycle
Personalised Plus $187 $187
6 digit Numeral-only $189 Not applicable
5 digit Numeral-only $384 $94
4 digit Numeral-only $965 $142
3 digit Numeral-only $1,929 $189
2 digit Numeral-only $3,859 $384
1 digit Numeral-only $9,648 $1,929
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