Most vehicle owners in Victoria had to register for 12 months but from January 2018 they have more options.
If registration expires:
- On or after 1 January 2018, you can pay for 3, 6 or 12 months
- Before 1 January 2018, you must pay for 12 months until the following year.
Remember, this fee includes CTP insurance from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).
- 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 are the same as usual (online, phone) but there is a $2.45 fee for each renewal. This means it costs an extra $9.80 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. Or it you drive a different type of vehicle, or start claiming a concession. If so, you can calculate registration fees online at VicRoads, based on your postcode.
You must renew registration within 3 months of expiry. Otherwise 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 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