Temporary Upgrade Permit - Tasmania


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
  • 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $40.50

Act(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

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

Application process


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.

Lodgement process


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

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:

Enquiries Officer


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: Transport (Opens in new window)