Payment details and information on renewing your vehicle
registration in the Australian Capital Territory. This applies to vehicles
already registered in the Australian Capital Territory.
You will be sent a courtesy reminder about four to six weeks before the expiry date of your vehicle's registration.
At the time of paying the registration renewal fee the Compulsory Third Party
Insurance (CTPI), Road Safety Contribution and Road Rescue Fee components are
registration renewal reminder notices via email
please maintain you personal details online by
The Road Safety Contribution funds the NRMA-ACT
Road Safety Trust and is a joint initiative of the
NRMA and ACT Government. The $2.00 contribution,
which is raised in association with ACT motor
vehicle registration fees, is matched by NRMA
insurance. The trust was formally established in
1992, with the principal objective of enhancing road
safety for the benefit of the ACT road-using
community. The trust has allocated over $20
million to approximately 340 innovative road safety projects
between 1992 and 2009.
The Road Rescue Fee is used to assist funding of
the road rescue services in the ACT such as the
Ambulance and Fire Brigade services.
You do not require a reminder notice to renew your vehicle's
registration at any
Canberra Connect Shopfront
but will need the
vehicle's number plate details.
Registration renewal can be paid at any
Australia Post Office. Vehicle registration can be renewed
up to three months in advance.
Some concession card holders are eligible to renew their registration
over the phone. To find out more information contact Canberra Connect on 13 22
Only public vehicles (taxis, hire cars and buses) and vehicles weighing more than 4.5
tonnes are required to be inspected at the time of renewal.
registered vehicle may be renewed at any point
up until it has been expired for 12 months. Once
the registration has expired by 12 months the
registration lapses. This means the registration
will need to be re-established not simply
renewed. To re-established a lapsed
registration, the vehicle must be inspected at
Once inspected you can
re-establish the registration by bringing the
inspection certificate (you must complete the
application to establish on the back of the
inspection certificate) to a
Canberra Connect Shopfront.
You will be liable for the
of registration fee.
Also if the registration was previously registered
in two names, the other operator will also need to
complete their details and sign on the back of the
If the vehicle
registration has been expired by more that 24 months
you will have also lost the rights to display the
numberplate for that vehicle. This means that when
you wish to have the registration re-established,
you will need to bring the numberplates with you to
Canberra Connect Shopfront
as well as the inspection
certificate (you must complete the application to
establish on the back of the inspection
certificate). If the vehicle was previously
registered in two names the other operator will also
need to complete their details and sign on the back
of the inspection certificate).
You will be issued with a new set of numberplates.
If the numberplates on the vehicle were non-standard
numberplates you will be liable for all
to re-purchase the rights to display the
numberplate again. If the right to display these
numberplates has been sold to another party you will
not be able to retain the numberplates.