In Queensland, the registration fee already includes the CTP insurance premium. Your registration Qld renewal shows the name of your current CTP insurer. While you can switch providers at any time, it takes effect the next time registration is due. The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) sends out registration notices about 4 weeks before the due date.
You can change providers on the DTMR site or directly with your chosen CTP insurer.
In Qld, light vehicle owners can register for 1, 6 or 12 months. The 1-month period is available only by direct debit. Owners of heavy vehicles have a 3-month option. There is no need to get a safety certificate to renew registration in Qld.
You must apply for a new registration if:
- You bought a new or used unregistered vehicle
- Your registration expired more than 3 months ago
- You moved from another state or territory.
A roadworthy certificate is known as a safety certificate in Qld. Only approved inspection stations (AIS) can issue safety certificates. You need a safety certificate when you want to:
- Sell a registered light vehicle
- Register an unregistered vehicle
- Transfer registration to Qld from interstate
- Transfer to another owner.
Remember, eligible pensioners can get concessions on registration fees but only one concession per couple on the same vehicle.
Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR)
Phone: 13 23 80, 8am to 5pm, Mon-Fri
Write: Department of Transport and Main Roads, PO Box 673 FORTITUDE VALLEY Qld 4006