An administration fee, which includes the cost of ACT number plates, is payable,
in addition to the normal registration costs.
The vehicle will need to be inspected at the Vehicle Inspection Station,
Dickson, or by an authorised examiner
to ensure it is roadworthy before it can be registered
in the ACT. You will need the vehicle's interstate registration papers for this.
If your vehicle is gas powered you will be required to supply a gas certificate from an ACT
authorised gas fitter. You will need to present the certificate to the vehicle inspection
station or an authorised examiner prior to having your vehicle inspected.
A fee is charged for the inspection. The inspection report is valid for one month from the date of inspection.
If the vehicle is less than 10 years old, a vehicle identity check
may be required (a fee is charged for an identity check). You must obtain a
roadworthy inspection report before an identity
check can be conducted. Phone Road User Services for more
Registration of the vehicle can be arranged at any
Canberra Connect Shopfront.
You will need to provide:
- the passed vehicle inspection report;
- a passed vehicle identity check (if applicable);
- the interstate registration certificate or your purchase receipt for the vehicle;
proof of identity and residency; and
- proof that the vehicle is normally kept or 'garaged' in the ACT.
You will also need to surrender the interstate number plates. Please be aware
you will need to bring a screwdriver and remove the plates prior to surrender.
If you have unused registration from your previous State/Territory, you will
need to contact the relevant Authority to seek a refund.
You cannot transfer your Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTPI) or 'greenslip'
from interstate to the ACT. You will be able to select and pay for a CTPI
provider and premium at the same time as you establish registration on your
To obtain a refund on any unused portion of your CTPI or 'greenslip' you must
apply to the Road Transport Authority in the state or territory where your
vehicle was previously registered.
You must attend the counter in person, an agent cannot establish a
vehicle registration on your behalf.