Motor Vehicle Registration - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to drive a vehicle on Tasmanian roads. All vehicles (i.e. cars, motor bikes, vans, trucks, etc.) must be registered before being driven. The registered operator may be a body corporate or an individual, and they are recorded in the register as being responsible for the vehicle. These responsibilities include:

  • payment of vehicle fees and charges
  • related fines and / or sanctions, unless it can be proven that the registered operator was not using the vehicle at the time of the offence
  • ensuring the roadworthiness of the vehicle
  • notifying the Registrar of any changes to the recorded details.

Certain vehicles and exceptional situations exist whereby vehicles do not require registration to be driven on public streets in Tasmania.

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 to register a vehicle you must:

  • be able to provide evidence of identity, which includes age, residential address and existence within the community
  • provide evidence that you are entitled to become the registered operator of a vehicle
  • be able to demonstrate that the vehicle is roadworthy
  • prove that the garage address of the vehicle is, or will be, in Tasmania.

If you intend to register a vehicle to be used as a hire and drive passenger vehicle, the vehicle must not display any offensive advertising material.

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


The registration period for a heavy vehicle is to be 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. The registration period for a light vehicle is to be 6 months or 12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

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

Administering agency

Department of State Growth


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Vehicle Registration


Department of State Growth

Operating address: 4 Salamanca Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 536
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Website: Registration (Opens in new window)