If you buy a car in Australia, you must have a rego before you can drive on the road. The so-called rego is registration, such as vicroads registration check, which is paid once a year. The fee also includes the license fee. The vehicle to be registered should do RWC (Roadworthy Certificate), and then prepare your vehicle’s VIN number, engine number, and your driver’s license number. After making an appointment with the road bureau, drive the vehicle you want to register, bring the RWC certificate, your ID, fill in the form, and hand it over to the road bureau for registration.
How much is the registration fee?
Take Victoria as an example. There are three different standards for the specific cost according to the location of your vehicle. If it is in the downtown area, which is the so-called high-risk area, the total rego cost is $816.50; in the near urban area, the medium-risk area, the cost is $762.6; in more remote areas, the risk is the lowest, and the cost is $699.9.
Currently in vicroad, you can also choose to buy a short-term rego, instead of buying a whole year, the short-term time can be 3 months or 6 months. It is more convenient for friends who want to sell cars in the short term.
If the Rego expires, the car cannot be driven on the road, and if the police catch it, you will be fined. You can renew the fee before the normal expiration, you can operate it directly on the official website of each state’s road bureau, or you can choose to pay by telephone, post office, letter, etc.
The renewal fee can be renewed normally within 3 months after the expiration, but after 3 months, if there is no renewal, the license will be cancelled and the license can only be re-registered/registered. It should be noted that a car without a valid license plate cannot be driven out. If you want to re-apply for rego, you need to do RWC, you can only ask a trailer to drag it to the corresponding location, or apply for a temporary license plate.
Of course, if you no longer drive the car, you can also cancel the rego at any time, and the part of the rego that has not expired can be refunded. But very few people do it because it’s a hassle to get on the cards. The longer you have Rego left, the more money you save. So in many cases, if you buy a used car, the vehicle comes with its own rego.
Vehicle registration information can be found on the Victorian Roads website. https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/buy-sell-or-transfer-a-vehicle/check-vehicle-registration
The query result is very comprehensive, it will tell you when the rego of this car expires, the model of the car, and even the engine number, and finally give you a specific report.
Finally, for friends in different regions, I will provide you with the name and website of the road bureau registered for rego in each state.
Vehicles in different states have different trading and licensing rules. You can check and make an appointment yourself:
Australian Capital Territory Road Transport Authority
NSW Roads and Traffic Authority
Northern Territory Transport Group
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Transport in Tasmania
Western AustraliaDepartment of Transport