Vehicle registration fees

Find out the cost of registration, including transfers, cancellations and renewals.

Cars, station wagons and trucks

The cost of registration typically includes a registration fee, number plate fee, vehicle tax and an inspection fee. Vehicle tax is calculated based on the tare (unladen) weight of the vehicle.

Vehicles used for business purposes attract a higher vehicle tax than those for private use.

Registration feeAmount
All vehicles$68 annually

The following vehicle tax examples are indicative only. To find out your vehicle's registration costs use the registration calculator or call us on 13 22 13.

Vehicle tax

Additional vehicle tax applies to business cars over 3,565kg.

Tare weight (kg)Private use feeBusiness use fee
Up to 975$221$359
976 to 1154$257$409
1155 to 1504$313$495
1505 to 2504$479$745
2505 to 2794$695$1,158
2795 to 3054$790$1,316
3055 to 3304$865$1,442
3305 to 3564$941$1,569
3565 to 3814$1,010$1,684 + $278
3815 to 4064$1,087$1,811 + $278
4065 to 4324$1,160$1,933 + $278
4325 to 4500$1,234$2,056 + $278

Apprentice registration rebate

If you're a first or second year apprentice registered with the NSW Department of Education and Training, you can apply for a registration rebate to help you with the costs of registering your vehicle.

For more see, Apply for apprentice vehicle registration rebate.


Registration typeVehicle tax amount
Private and business use$66

Trailers and caravans

Vehicle tax on private caravans and camper trailers has been reduced by 40%.

The reduction is automatically applied to new registrations and renewals of privately-registered towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers, weighing from 255kg up to 4.5 tonnes.

Pensioners eligible for registration concessions can still get the caravan and camper trailer fee reduction if they choose to use their concession on a different vehicle.

Motorhomes and campervans are not eligible for the reduction.

Private caravan and camper trailer vehicle tax

Weight range (kg)Private useWith 40% discount
255 to 764$122$73
765 to 975$221$133
976 to 1154$251$151
1155 to 1504$289$173
1505 to 2504$441$265
2505 to 2794$695$417
2795 to 3054$790$474
3055 to 3304$865$519
3305 to 3564$941$565
3565 to 3814$1,010$606
3815 to 4064$1,087$652
4065 to 4324$1,160$696
4325 to 4500$1,234$740

Trailer and caravan vehicle tax (including motorhomes and campervans)

Tare weight (kg)Private useBusiness use
up to 254$0$107
255 to 764$122$197
765 to 975$221$359
976 to 1154$251$403
1155 to 1504$289$471
1505 to 2499$441$707
2505 to 2794$695$1,158
2795 to 3054$790$1,316
3055 to 3304$865$1,442
3305 to 3564$941$1,569
3565 to 3814$1,010$1,684
3815 to 4064$1,087$1,811
4065 to 4324$1,160$1,933
4325 to 4500$1,234$2,056

Transferring registration fees

Transaction typeAmount
Transferring registration within 14 days of acquiring the vehicle$34
Transferring registration after 14 days of acquiring the vehicle$157

 Additional vehicle tax, registration charges and stamp duty may apply. See transfer your registration.

Number plates

Transferring number plate fees

There is a one-off transfer fee for personalised and numeral-only number plates.

Number plate typeCar/truckMotorcycle
Personalised number plates$97$97
6 digit numeral-only$206N/A
5 digit numeral-only$419$102
4 digit numeral-only$1,049$153
3 digit numeral-only$2,098$206
2 digit numeral-only$4,197$419
1 digit numeral-only$10,493$2,098

 New or replacement number plate fees

Transaction typeAmount
Standard number plates (new or replacement)$47
National Heavy Vehicle number plates (new or replacement$25.91
Auxiliary (bike rack) number plates (new or replacement)$45
Personalised number platesVaries depending on style and content. See myPlates or phone 13 17 58
Exchange number plates$60
Reserve number plates (annual fee)$60 + any applicable special plate fees while they are reserved
Move number plates$28

See trader's plate fees if you are a motor dealer that uses demonstration vehicles.

Cancelling registration or getting a replacement certificate

Cancel registration

Transaction typeAmount
Cancellation of registration$30

Registration fees are non-refundable on cancellation of registration. Unused vehicle tax is refundable.

Replacement Certificate of Registration and/or label

Transaction typeAmount
Replacement of registration certificate$23

Conditional registration

There's no fee to cancel conditional registration. See conditional registration for refund conditions.

Compulsory third party (CTP) insurance for conditional registration varies depending on vehicle shape, usage and area of operation. Phone 13 22 13 for information.

New conditional registration

Transaction typeAmount
Administration fee$23
Number plate fee$47

Renew conditional registration

Transaction typeAmount
Administration fee$23

Replacement certificates, labels or number plates

Transaction typeAmount
Replacement Certificate of Registration or label$23
Replacement Certificate of Approved Operations$23
Replacement number plates$47

Unregistered vehicle permits

Transaction typeAmount
Unregistered vehicle permit$23
Replacement unregistered vehicle permit$23

Fee increases

Registration administration fees and vehicle tax are reviewed annually and may increase as part of the annual NSW Treasury approved Consumer Price Index.

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