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Vehicle registration fees

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

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Fees and taxes

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 fee Amount
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 fee Business use fee
Up to 975 $221 $359
976 to 1154 $257 $409
1155 to 1504 $313 $495
1505 to 2504 $479 $745

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 type Vehicle tax amount
Private and business use $66

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 use With 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

Trailer and caravan vehicle tax (including motorhomes and campervans)


Tare weight (kg) Private use Business 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

Transaction type Amount
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.

Transferring number plate fees

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


Number plate type Car/truck Motorcycle
Personalised number plates $97 $97
Custom $208 $208
6 digit numeral-only $206 N/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 type Amount
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 plates Varies 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.

Cancel registration


Transaction type Amount
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 type Amount
Replacement of registration certificate $23

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 type Amount
Administration fee $23
Number plate fee $47

Renew conditional registration


Transaction type Amount
Administration fee $23

Replacement certificates, labels or number plates


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

Transaction type Amount
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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