Temporary Upgrade Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you own a vehicle that is capable of towing trailers and has an appropriate Gross Vehicle Mass to do so, but you do not have enough work to justify registering the vehicle as a trailer towing vehicle for the whole year.

A temporary upgrade permit enables the registration of a vehicle to be upgraded to tow a heavy trailer for a short period of time. You may choose to register your vehicle as a non-towing vehicle and then apply for a permit to tow a heavy trailer.

Temporary upgrade permits can be obtained for up to 90 days, provided the vehicle registration does not expire within this period.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • Complete an application form and provide the required fee; and
  • Provide your current Tasmanian photo licence or Full Evidence of Identity.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 90 days.





Your application can be lodged at Service Tasmania outlets or designated police stations.



You must lodge a completed application form and pay any required fees. Please note that you will be required to provide proof of identity at the time of lodgement.

Administering agency

Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Act(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2010 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Registration and Licensing
Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services

Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6233 8011


1300 135 513

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