Vehicle Registration

Registering a vehicle in the ACT

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

This page provides information on registering a motor vehicle or trailer in the Australian Capital Territory. Find details on vehicle inspections, registering your vehicle, stamp duty, CTPI, concessions renewing your registration, number plates, fees and methods of payment.

Vehicle Inspections

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Vehicle inspections are required for the following, any vehicle over 6 years old requiring a transfer of ownership, interstate vehicles transferring to ACT registration, when registration has expired by more than 12 months, defect clearances (unless directed to the Dickson Motor Registry), establishment of registration for a new vehicle. Fees apply. NOTE: vehicles over 4.5 tonne GVM, public vehicles, modified vehicles, imported vehicles or vehicles without compliance plates MUST attend the Dickson Motor Registry.

Vehicle transfer and disposal

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

If you acquire, or become the operator of, an ACT registered vehicle, you must apply to transfer the vehicle's registration within 14 days. In addition to the prescribed registration fees, a transfer fee is payable.

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