Residents in the ACT have to register their vehicles every 12 months. As in all states and territories except NSW, CTP insurance is included in registration ACT. Insurers in the ACT charge premiums based on vehicle class, not on personal information. For example, classes include passenger vehicle, taxi, or motorcycle.
It is quite simple to renew registration. You can check when your vehicle is due for registration online and choose between renewing ACT registration online, at Australia Post or at an Access Canberra location:
For the first registration ACT, you need to show proof of identity and residency, as well as a passed roadworthy inspection certificate. Usually, you do not need a roadworthy inspection to renew registration.
In these special cases, your vehicle will need a roadworthy inspection from an approved inspection station or Access Canberra at Dickson:
- Any vehicle over 6 years old where ownership is transferred
- Interstate vehicles transferring to ACT registration
- Registration has expired for over 12 months
- Defect clearances
- First registration in ACT
- Heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes, taxis, buses, hire cars.
Remember, pensioners can register their vehicles for less than 12 months for a reduced short-term surcharge.
Access Canberra: accesscanberra.act.gov.au
Phone: 13 22 81
Mon-Fri 7am to 8pm
Sat 8am to 5pm
Sun 9am to 5pm
Visit: Access Canberra service centre
Write: Road Transport Authority, PO Box 582, Dickson ACT 2602