Help with your registration quote

Registration start date

The registration start date is the date on which you intend to register the vehicle. The quote will be calculated using the fees that are current on the date you select.

From 1 July 2019 registration fees will be adjusted by the Consumer Price Index. This replaces the previous approach of applying the Government Indexation Policy.

CTP insurance fees are adjusted at the end of every quarter—March, June, September and December.

Quote type

The type of quote may be:

  • a new registration
  • renewal of registration.

Use new registration to register a vehicle in Queensland that is:

  • currently unregistered
  • registered interstate
  • a new vehicle.

Use registration renewal if you would like a quote for renewing a vehicle currently registered in Queensland.

Find more information about registering a vehicle or boat.


There are a range of concessions available that can reduce the cost of registering a vehicle or boat in Queensland for eligible applicants.

View registration options available to eligible applicants and find out how to apply.

Include Compulsory Third Party insurance in your quote

You can choose to include CTP insurance if you do not have pre-paid CTP insurance for your motor vehicle. All motor vehicles must have CTP insurance cover before driving on Queensland roads.

Most trailers and caravans do not need CTP insurance if they are being towed by a Queensland registered vehicle. Check with the CTP insurer of your towing vehicle to see if cover is provided to the trailer or caravan being towed. Visit the Motor Accident Insurance Commission website for more information.

Find out more information about taking your unregistered motor vehicle or trailer to be registered.

Visit the Motor Accident Insurance Commission website for more information about CTP insurance.

Your CTP insurance also includes important lifetime care and support protection through the National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland.

Compulsory Third Party insurer

If you have chosen to include CTP insurance in your quote, all current CTP insurers will be displayed with the price for the selected insurance class. When choosing your insurer, price may not be your only consideration. Insurers may offer some add-on products or incentives with CTP insurance. You will need to contact insurers to obtain information on these benefits.

Visit the Motor Accident Insurance Commission website for more information on CTP insurance.

Compulsory Third Party insurance class

Your answers to previous questions determine the classes of CTP insurance that may apply, for example vehicle type and purpose of use.

Find information about CTP insurance classes on the Motor Accident Insurance Commission website.

Input tax credit entitlement

If you are entitled to claim the GST payable on the CTP insurance premium as a tax credit, select "yes" in the input tax credit entitlement. Only GST registered businesses may claim an input tax credit entitlement. Contact your tax advisor if you are unsure.

Please note: vehicles used exclusively for private use are classed as non-ITCE. Find more information about input tax credit entitlement.

Change your CTP insurer online or input tax credit entitlement.

Purpose of use

The purpose of use listed on a vehicle’s registration describes how it is allowed to be used. You will need to select the correct purpose of use in order to receive the correct quotations.

If you are going to use the vehicle for more than 1 purpose, the purpose of use with the higher CTP insurance class premium will apply. If you are considering renting your vehicle, you will need to contact your CTP insurer.

Find out how to change your vehicles purpose of use.

Common due date

A common due date allows a customer with 5 or more light vehicles or 2 or more heavy vehicles registered in their name, to expire on the same day.

Find more information about common due dates.

Pay mode

A pay mode will only display if it applies to the type of vehicle selected. This may be:

  • standard
  • common due date.

Find more information about common due dates.

Number of seats

For motorcycles this includes:

  • the rider
  • passenger
  • sidecar.

For other vehicles it is the seating capacity including the driver. This is generally recorded on the vehicle's identification or manufacturer's plate.

Gross vehicle mass

The gross vehicle mass is the maximum loaded mass of the vehicle as specified by the vehicle's manufacturer. This is generally recorded on either the vehicle's identification or manufacturer's plate.

If you are required to enter the weight, enter it in kilograms. For example 4.2t would be entered as 4200.

Distance between the axles in a group

The distance in meters between the axles for each axle group. Each axle group for the vehicle must be entered. Enter this value in metres, for example, 1.2m would be entered as 1.2.

Vehicle weight for combination of primary and secondary units gross combination mass

Gross combination mass refers to the maximum operating loaded mass for the vehicle and any vehicle it may lawfully tow as specified by the manufacturer or approved engineer. This is generally recorded on either the vehicle's identification or manufacturer's plate.

Enter the weight in kilograms, for example, 21.6t would be entered as 21600.

Number of axles on trailers

Enter the number of axles on trailers, including axles on dolly trailers. The trailer axle number is not required if more than 1 trailer is specified, for example a road train.

Aggregate trailer mass

The aggregate trailer mass is the maximum load mass specified by the manufacturer for the loaded trailer. This includes any mass limits imposed onto the vehicle towing the trailer when on a horizontal surface.

Enter the aggregate trailer mass in kilograms, for example, 4.2t would be entered as 4200.

Excess mass vehicle or trailer

See guidelines for more information about excess mass.

Dutiable value

Vehicle registration duty is collected by the Department of Transport and Main Roads under the Duties Act 2001 which is administered by the Commissioner of State Revenue. Vehicle registration duty is payable upon application to register a vehicle unless an exemption applies.

Find more information about vehicle registration duty or to calculate vehicle registration duty.

Plate type

A vehicle must have number plates to be registered.

Choose either:

  • standard plates
  • no plate required—choose this if you have a set of personalised or customised plates.

If you have a set of personalised or customised plates choose no plate required.

Visit the Personalised Plates Queensland website, for more information on purchasing personalised or prestige plates.

Pay term

Pay term is the length of time you want to pay your registration.

The pay term depends on the type of vehicle or vessel.

Registration type Registration term

Light motor vehicles
(not over 4.5t GVM)
  • 3 months—for direct debit customers, operators of Taxis, Limousines, Special Purpose Limousines, Booked Hire vehicles and Booked Hire Rental vehicles only
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
Light trailers and caravans
(not over 4.5t ATM)
  • 3 months—for direct debit customers only
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • 3 months—for direct debit customers only
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
Heavy vehicles
(over 4.5t GVM)
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
Heavy trailers
(over 4.5t GVM)
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
Vessel or boat
  • 12 months