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nsw NSW

In NSW you need to register your vehicle with the Roads Transport Authority (RTA). There are three steps to getting your registration in NSW;

1) Renew your Green Slip – You will need to purchase CTP insurance to renew your Green Slip before you can register your vehicle.
2) See if you require an e-Safety check (previously pink slip) and if so then organise for one to be done. Your vehicle registration renewal notice will tell you whether you need an e-Safety check or not. Vehicle over 5 years old will often need to get an e-Safety check.
3) Once the above two items have been covered then you can go and register your vehicle.

Registration fees are calculated on the weight of your vehicle (GVM), the more it weighs the more you pay. You will also need to pay a fee when you transfer the registration of the vehicle into another name, such as when you sell/buy a vehicle. To calculate your motor vehicle registration fees use the RTA Rego Calculator and to calculate stamp duty go to NSW Government’s Motor vehicle registration duty calculator.

Motor vehicle registration (initial)
The cost of registering a motor vehicle for the first time will vary depending on the motor vehicle’s market value, the vehicle type, the Gross Vehicle Mass (GMV) and the use of the car (ie, private, business, etc).

Motor vehicle registration (renewal)
The cost of motor vehicle registration renewal will vary depending on the vehicle type, the Gross Vehicle Mass (GMV) and the use of the car (ie, private, business, etc).

Transfer fee and motor vehicle stamp duty (for buying or selling a vehicle)
RTA charges a transfer fee is of $26. Additional motor vehicle stamp duty often applies and is based off the cars value.

Checking a vehicle for finance & other details before purchase
In NSW, the Office of Fair Trading offers checks on you vehicle through a business service called REVS. REVS can tell you if a motor vehicle or boat you are thinking of buying is carrying a debt. They offer a free search on their website www.revs.nsw.gov.au although is you want to obtain a REVS Search Certificate you will need to pay $13.30 This certificate gives you conditional legal protection against repossession due to the previous owner's unpaid debt. You can purchase this certificate from their REVS website or by phoning them directly.

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tas Tasmania

In Tasmania you need to register your vehicle with Transport Tas, a website from the Tasmanian Department of Infrastructure, Energy & Resources (DIER). There are several things you need to do before you can start driving your car;


1) Get your drivers license
2) If required, obtain a vehicle Inspection
3) Once the above two items have been covered then you can go and register/license your vehicle.

The cost of registration in Tasmania is determined by your car or vehicle type. You will usually also need to pay a fee and/or duty when you transfer the registration of the vehicle into another name, such as when you sell/buy a vehicle. CTP insurance is included as part of you vehicle registration in Tasmania and is administered by MAIB.

Motor vehicle registration (initial)
Stamp duty usually needs to be paid on any new Tasmanian vehicle registration. Duty is determined from the market value or cost of your car. You then register your car with the cost being the non-duty registration costs being the same as for a renewal.

Motor vehicle registration (renewal)
The cost of motor vehicle registration renewal will vary depending on the type of vehicle you have.

Vehicle Inspection
If a vehicle has been out of registration for more than 3 months then to register it you will most likely need to get a vehicle inspection. Inspections are done through Approved Inspection Stations and you’ll need to bring some documentation with you in order to get your registration and plates. See Transport Tas for more information.

Transfer fee and motor vehicle registration duty

Duty is calculated on the market value of the vehicle. Applicable only for registration issue, re-issue & registration transfers. See the Transport Tas duty website to calculate your duty.

Checking a vehicle for finance & other details before purchase
DIER offer a free service for people to check a potential vehicle to ensure it is not carrying debt and is not recorded as stolen, defected, wrecked or written-off. If you want a legally binding document you can obtain a Bill of Sale for around $50. See the Transport Tas vehicle security interest website for more information.

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QLD Queensland

In Queensland you need to register your vehicle with Queensland Transport. There are several things you need to do before you can start driving your car;

1) Get your license
2) Get CTP Insurance
3) See if you require a safety certificate or certificate of inspection
4) Once the above two items have been covered then you can go and register your vehicle.

Registration fees are calculated on the weight of your vehicle (GVM) and the number of cylinders your vehicle has. You will also need to pay a fee and/or duty when you transfer the registration of the vehicle into another name, such as when you sell/buy a vehicle.

Motor vehicle registration (initial)
Stamp duty needs to be paid on any Queensland application for, or transfer of, registration of a motor vehicle and is usually payable at the time of registration. Duty is determined from the number of cylinders you car has and the higher of the market value or cost of your car. You then register your car with the cost being the non-duty registration costs being the same as for a renewal.

Motor vehicle registration (renewal)
The cost of motor vehicle registration renewal will vary depending on the Gross Vehicle Mass (GMV) and how many cylinders or rotors your vehicle has.

Safety Certificate

A safety certificate is required to be displayed on most registered vehicles from the moment you offer the vehicle for sale. Safety certificates can only be issued by approved inspection stations. The certificates for private sellers only last the sooner of 2000km or 2 months so get one just before you advertise your car for sale to avoid addition cost required if you have to get another Safety Certficate.

Transfer fee and motor vehicle registration duty
Transport QLD charges a vehicle transfer fee of $25. Additional motor vehicle stamp duty often applies and is based off the cars value. See the QLD Government Office of State Revenue website for how much vehicle registration duties cost.

Checking a vehicle for finance & other details before purchase

In QLD, the Office of Fair Trading offers checks on you vehicle through a business service called REVS. REVS can tell you if a motor vehicle you are thinking of buying is carrying a debt. You can obtain a REVS certificate for $12.00 by contacting 13 13 04.

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SA South Australia

In South Australia you need to register your vehicle with the Transport SA. There are several things you need to do before you can start driving your car;

1) Get your license
2) If required, obtain a vehicle inspection
3) Once the above two items have been covered then you can go and register your vehicle.

Registration fees are calculated on the weight of your vehicle (GVM) and the number of cylinders your vehicle has. You will also need to pay a fee and/or duty when you transfer the registration of the vehicle into another name, such as when you sell/buy a vehicle. In SA, CTP insurance is calculated on the vehicle type and the location where the car is registered.

Motor vehicle registration (initial)
Stamp duty usually needs to be paid on any new SA application registration. Duty is determined from the market value or cost of your car. You then register your car with the cost being the non-duty registration costs being the same as for a renewal.

Motor vehicle registration (renewal)
The cost of motor vehicle registration renewal will vary depending on the Gross Vehicle Mass (GMV) and how many cylinders your vehicle has.

Vehicle Inspection
There are three types of inspections; tier 2 identity inspection, tier 3 identity inspection and roadworthy inspection. If you are just renewing your registration you may not need to get a vehicle inspection but if it is a new registration you most likely will need an inspection of some sort, to check see Transport SA vehicle inspections.

Transfer fee and motor vehicle registration duty
Transport SA charges a vehicle transfer fee of $21. Additional motor vehicle stamp duty often applies and is based off the cars value. See the Transport SA stamp duty calculator to calculate your duty.

Checking a vehicle for finance & other details before purchase

In SA, the Vehicles Security Register offers checks on your vehicle to ensure it is not carrying debt. You can obtain a check online at EzyReg or by phoning them. They also provide a service to see if a vehicle is recorded as stolen, defected, wrecked or written-off.

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WA Western Australia

In Western Australia you need to register your vehicle with the Department of Planning & Infrastructure (DPI). There are several things you need to do before you can start driving your car;

1) Get your drivers license
2) If required, obtain a vehicle examination
3) See if you require an immobiliser
3) Once the above two items have been covered then you can go and register/license your vehicle.

Registration fees in WA are calculated on the weight of your vehicle (GVM). You will also need to pay a fee and/or duty when you transfer the registration of the vehicle into another name, such as when you sell/buy a vehicle and also may require an immobiliser to be fitted.

Motor vehicle registration (initial)
Stamp duty usually needs to be paid on any new WA application registration. Duty is determined from the market value or cost of your car. You then register your car with the cost being the non-duty registration costs being the same as for a renewal.

Motor vehicle registration (renewal)
The cost of motor vehicle registration renewal will vary depending on the Gross Vehicle Mass (GMV) of your vehicle.

Vehicle Examination
Vehicles may need an examination in WA in order to be registered, fees range from $17.10 to $134.50. See the DPI's vehicle examination website for more information.`

Transfer fee and motor vehicle registration duty
In WA, every vehicle, unless it is exempt, must have either a factory fitted or Government approved immobiliser fitted before the licence can be transferred. The WA DPI charges a vehicle transfer fee of $21. Additional motor vehicle stamp duty often applies and is based off the cars value. See the Transport WA stamp duty calculator to calculate your duty.

Checking a vehicle for finance & other details before purchase

In WA, the Department of Consumer Employee Protection through their REVS division offers checks on your vehicle to ensure it is not carrying debt and is not recorded as stolen, defected, wrecked or written-off. You can obtain a check online for free at REVS or by phoning them.

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Vic Victoria

In Victoria you need to register your vehicle with VicRoads with the cost including Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP). There are several things you need to do before you can start driving your car;

1) Get your drivers license
2) If required, obtain a Road Worthy Certificate (RWC)
3) Once the above two items have been covered then you can go and register/license your vehicle.

Registration fees are different when the car is being registered for the first time. You will also need to pay a fee when you transfer the registration of the vehicle into another name, such as when you sell/buy a vehicle. To calculate your motor vehicle registration fees and/or transfers fee use the VicRoads fee calculator.

Motor vehicle registration (initial)
The cost of registering a motor vehicle for the first time will vary depending on the motor vehicle’s market value and the postcode of the vehicle’s garaged address. A new registration may require you pay a Motor Vehicle Duty and you may also need to provide a RWC before you can register your vehicle, have it transferred or have it sold.

Motor vehicle registration (renewal)
The cost of motor vehicle registration renewal will vary depending on the vehicle type and the postcode of the vehicle’s garaged address.

Vehicle Inspection
In Victoria a Certificate of Roadworthiness is generally required when a vehicle is sold or if a used vehicle is to be re-registered. This helps minimise the number of poorly maintained vehicles on the road. A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated garage or service station. See VicRoads for more information.

Transfer fee and motor vehicle duty (for buying or selling a vehicle)
VicRoads charges a transfer fee is of $31.20. Motor vehicle duty is a tax payable when a vehicle is registered or transferred to another registered operator. The motor vehicle duty fee will vary depending on the market value of the motor vehicle.

Checking a vehicle for finance & other details before purchase

It is important to check a vehicle for financing or if there is something illegal about the car before purchasing it. The last thing you want to do is spend your hard earned money on a car only to have it taken away by the bank because they hold security over it from an unpaid loan from the previous owner. A Vehicle Information Package (VIP) costs $24 from VicRoads and checks can be done on the internet or by phone.

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ACT ACT

In the ACT you need to register your vehicle with the Road Transport Authority which has a website called Rego.ACT. There are several things you need to do before you can start driving your car;

1) Get your drivers license
2) If required, obtain a Vehicle Inspection
3) If required, complete a Vehicle Identity Check
4) Once the above two items have been covered then you can go and register/license your vehicle.

The cost of registration in Tasmania is determined by the weight of your car. You will usually also need to pay a fee and/or duty when you transfer the registration of the vehicle into another name, such as when you sell/buy a vehicle. CTP insurance is included as part of you vehicle registration in Tasmania and is provided by NRMA.

Motor vehicle registration (initial)

New registrations will often need stamp duty. You may also need to get an inspection and a vehicle identity check. Registration is then as per a renewal.

Motor vehicle registration (renewal)
The cost of motor vehicle registration renewal will vary depending on the type of vehicle you have.

Vehicle Inspection
If a vehicle is not renewing registration then it may need a vehicle inspection. Inspections are done through Approved Inspection Stations and cost between $12.80 and $433.65 although for most passenger cars the cost is $52.10. See Rego.ACT for more information.

Transfer fee and motor vehicle registration duty
When transferring vehicle registration in the ACT, duty is collected by the Road Transport Authority on behalf of the ACT Revenue Office. See the Rego.ACT duty website to calculate your duty.

Checking a vehicle for finance & other details before purchase
In the ACT, the Office of Fair Trading offers checks on you vehicle through a business service called REVS. REVS can tell you if a motor vehicle or boat you are thinking of buying is carrying a debt. They offer a free search on their website www.revs.nsw.gov.au although is you want to obtain a REVS Search Certificate you will need to pay $13.30 This certificate gives you conditional legal protection against repossession due to the previous owner's unpaid debt. You can purchase this certificate from their REVS website or by phoning them directly.

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