Vehicle registration or Rego is a legal requirement in Australia. Organising your cars rego can differ between states and even individual situations, so it's important to understand the costs and requirements of registering your vehicle. The government regulates vehicle registration, and you can find specific information on rego from the ruling motoring body in your state or territory.
Usually, you will have to pay vehicle tax and compulsory third party insurance. In some states, the cost of third party injury insurance is managed by the government and listed as an inbuilt fee into your rego notice. In other states, such as NSW and QLD, third party compulsory injury insurance is privatised and presented as part of your rego in the form of a green slip.
Age, location and even the type of vehicle will affect the price of registering your vehicle in Australia, and the process is performed once a year. A sticker displayed on the windscreen confirms your vehicle's rego status, and if you drive your car unregistered, you face fines, prosecution and insurance dilemmas.
Apart from vehicle tax and compulsory injury insurance, you may also have to provide the following for rego:
- Pink Slip
- Blue Slip
See the following pages to find out if your vehicle has these further requirements for rego.