Vehicle registration fees

Find out the cost of registration, including transfers, cancellations and renewals.

Cars, station wagons and trucks

The cost of registration typically includes a registration fee, number plate fee, vehicle tax and an inspection fee. Vehicle tax is calculated based on the tare (unladen) weight of the vehicle.

Vehicles used for business purposes attract a higher vehicle tax than those for private use.

Registration feeAmount
All vehicles$67 annually

The following vehicle tax examples are indicative only. To find out your vehicle's registration costs use the registration calculator or call us on 13 22 13.

Vehicle tax

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

Tare weight (kg)Private use feeBusiness use fee
Up to 975$219$356
976 to 1154$254$405
1155$310$490
1505 to 2504$474$737
2505 to 2790$688$1,146
2795 to 3054$782$1,303
3055 to 3304$856$1,427
3305 to 3546$932$1,553
3565 to 3814$1,000$1,667 + $275
3815 to 4064$1,075$1,792 + $275
4065 to 4324$1,148$1,913 + $275
4325 to 4500$1,221$2,035 + $275

Motorcycles

Registration typeVehicle tax amount
Private and business use$65

Trailers and caravans

Vehicle tax on private caravans and camper trailers has been reduced by 40%.

The reduction is automatically applied to new registrations and renewals of privately-registered towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers, weighing from 255kg up to 4.5 tonnes.

Pensioners eligible for registration concessions can still get the caravan and camper trailer fee reduction if they choose to use their concession on a different vehicle.

Motorhomes and campervans are not eligible for the reduction.

Private caravan and camper trailer vehicle tax

Weight range (kg)Private useWith 40% discount
255 to 764$120$72
765 to 975$219$131
976 to 1154$248$149
1155 to 1504$286$172
1505 to 2504$437$262
2505 to 2794$688$413
2795 to 3054$782$469
3055 to 3304$856$514
3305 to 3564$932$559
3565 to 3814$1,000$600
3815 to 4064$1,075$645
4065 to 4324$1,148$689
4325 to 4500$1,221$733

Trailer and caravan vehicle tax (including motorhomes and campervans)

Tare weight (kg)Private useBusiness use
up to 254$0$106
255 to 764$120$195
765 to 975$219$356
976 to 1154$248$399
1155 to 1504$286$466
1505 to 2504$437$700
2505 to 2794$688$1,146
2795 to 3054$782$1,303
3055 to 3304$856$1,427
3305 to 3564$932$1,553
3565 to 3814$1,000$1,667
3815 to 4064$1,075$1,792
4065 to 4324$1,148$1,913
4325 to 4500$1,221$2,035

Transferring registration fees

Transaction typeAmount
Transferring registration within 14 days of acquiring the vehicle$34
Transferring registration after 14 days of acquiring the vehicle$155

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

Number plates

Transferring number plate fees

There is a one-off transfer fee for personalised and numeral-only number plates.

Number plate typeCar/truckMotorcycle
Personalised number plates$94$94
Custom$203$203
6 digit numeral-only$204N/A
5 digit numeral-only$415$101
4 digita numeral-only$1,039$152
3 digit numeral-only$2,076$204
2 digit numeral-only$4,154$415
1 digit numeral-only$10,385$2,076

 New or replacement number plate fees

Transaction typeAmount
Standard number plates (new or replacement)$47
National Heavy Vehicle number plates (new or replacement$25.45
Auxiliary (bike rack) number plates (new or replacement)$45
Personalised number platesVaries depending on style and content. See myPlates or phone 13 17 58
Exchange number plates$59
Reserve number plates (annual fee)$59 + any applicable special plate fees while they are reserved
Move number plates$28

See trader's plate fees if you are a motor dealer that uses demonstration vehicles.

Cancelling registration or getting a replacement certificate

Cancel registration

Transaction typeAmount
Cancellation of registration$30

Registration fees are non-refundable on cancellation of registration. Unused vehicle tax is refundable.

Replacement Certificate of Registration and/or label

Transaction typeAmount
Replacement of registration certificate$22

Conditional registration

There's no fee to cancel conditional registration. See conditional registration for refund conditions.

Compulsory third party (CTP) insurance for conditional registration varies depending on vehicle shape, usage and area of operation. Phone 13 22 13 for information.

New conditional registration

Transaction typeAmount
Administration fee$22
Number plate fee$47

Renew conditional registration

Transaction typeAmount
Administration fee$22

Replacement certificates, labels or number plates

Transaction typeAmount
Replacement Certificate of Registration or label$22
Replacement Certificate of Approved Operations$22
Replacement number plates$47

Unregistered vehicle permits

Transaction typeAmount
Unregistered vehicle permit$22
Replacement unregistered vehicle permit$22

Fee increases

Registration administration fees and vehicle tax are reviewed annually and may increase as part of the annual NSW Treasury approved Consumer Price Index.

There is currently no change to registration and licensing fees for the financial year starting 1 July 2020.

The annual increase has been deferred to a later date.

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