Early or late registration renewal
You can renew your registration up to 3 months before it's due and 3 months after expiry. But you must not drive without current registration.
Early registration renewal
You can renew your registration up to 3 months before the due date. If you haven't received a renewal notice yet, you need to request one.
To renew your registration early, you can pay:
Renew an expired registration
Once your registration expires, your vehicle becomes unregistered. You can still renew it within 3 months of the expiry date.
Driving an unregistered vehicle is illegal and carries heavy penalties. It can also mean your vehicle is not covered by CTP insurance. You can only drive in specific circumstances to get registration.
If you renew late, the new registration period starts from the date you make the payment, but the expiry date remains the same. You won't get a full year of registration. You can ask to cancel your registration to get a full registration term.
If you choose to renew your registration for 6 months, you must renew your CTP insurance and registration within 21 days of the registration expiry date.
To get a new registration you must:
- hand in your plates
- get a design, identity and safety check from an authorised inspection station
- get CTP insurance
- pay the applicable registration costs.
Rego expired for more than 3 months?
If your registration expires, you'll be sent a reminder. If you haven't registered for SMS or email notifications, your reminder will be sent as a letter instead.
We will cancel your registration if it isn't renewed within 3 months of the expiry date.
If your registration is cancelled, you must hand in your number plates at a service centre. It's an offence to keep number plates from an unregistered vehicle.