Vehicle owners who want to register their vehicle in Victoria pay every 12 months for registration Vic. This fee already includes CTP insurance from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).
- The registration cost depends on the class of your vehicle (sedan, hatch, 4WD etc)
- The fee for TAC CTP depends on your postcode (metro, outer metro or rural).
|Types of vehicle||Risk zones|
|Sedan, station wagon, hatch, 4WD||Metropolitan – high risk|
|Goods carrying vehicles – up to 2 tonnes||Outer metropolitan – medium risk|
|Light trailer – including caravan||Rural – low risk|
Note, the cost of registration Vic will change if you move house to a different risk zone, drive a different type of vehicle, or start claiming a concession. If so, you can always calculate registration fees online at VicRoads based on your postcode.
Registration will last for 12 months unless you are a concession holder. Eligible pensioners, for example, may get a 50% discount on registration and TAC fee for one vehicle and can also register for 6 or 12 months.
You must renew registration within 3 months of expiry or it will be cancelled and you will have to start a new one. To start a new registration, just go in person to VicRoads with these types of evidence, for example, your identity, address, right to register a vehicle and its roadworthiness.
In Victoria, you don’t usually need a roadworthy inspection to renew your registration. This is called a Certificate of Roadworthiness and you need it only:
- When you sell a vehicle
- To register a used vehicle after registration was cancelled (3 months after expiry)
- To clear a vehicle defect.
Remember, certificates are available only from a licensed vehicle tester. The final cost depends on the age, type and condition of the vehicle.
Registration: VicRoads online
Phone: 13 11 71 Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm
Visit: Customer service centre, VicRoads agency or Roads Management Office
Write: Licence and Registration Services, GPO Box 1644, Melbourne Vic 3001