Registration in Victoria
Registration in Victoria includes CTP insurance from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). Vehicle owners can pay for 3, 6 or 12 months registration:
- The registration cost depends on vehicle class (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|
Payments for short-term rego in Victoria can be made online or by phone, but there is a $2.50 fee for each renewal. This means it costs an extra $10 a year for quarterly renewals. Even so, eligible pensioners may get a 50% discount on registration and TAC fee for one vehicle.
Note, the cost of registration Vic will change if:
- You move house to a different risk zone
- You drive a different type of vehicle, or
- Start claiming a concession.
If so, you can see registration fees online at VicRoads, based on your vehicle type and postcode.
You must renew rego in Victoria within 3 months of expiry. Otherwise it will be cancelled and you have to start a new one. To start a new registration, just go in person to VicRoads with 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 rego. This is called a Certificate of Roadworthiness and you need it only when you:
- Sell a vehicle
- Register a used vehicle after registration was cancelled (3 months after expiry)
- Clear a vehicle defect.
Remember, certificates are available only from a licensed vehicle tester. Cost depends on the age, type and condition of the vehicle.
Registration: VicRoads online
Phone: 13 11 71 Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm
Write: Licence and Registration Services, GPO Box 1644, Melbourne Vic 3001