Vehicle Registration - Tasmania


You must ensure that vehicles used or parked on public streets that you are the registered operator for are registered. Vehicles include:

  • cars
  • motor bikes
  • vans
  • trucks
  • trailers.

Registered operators may be a body corporate or an individual, and they are recorded in the register as being responsible for the vehicle. Importantly being recorded in the register does not prove ownership of the vehicle. The responsibilities of registered operators 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.

You have up to three months to establish Tasmanian registration of your vehicle if it is registered in another state or territory.

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.

Registered operators of light vehicles can be:

  • up to two natural persons, over the age of 16 years old
  • a body corporate such as a company or an incorporated association
  • a government department
  • a government authority.

Registered operators of heavy vehicles can be a:

  • natural person, over the age of 18
  • body corporate such as a company or an incorporated association,
  • government department
  • government authority.


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.


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Act(s) name

Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

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

Approval time

1 business day

Additional information


Administering agency

Department of State Growth


Contact details

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