Apply for senior, pensioner and impaired service person concessions

You may be eligible for a reduction on your vehicle or boat registration fee if you are:

  • a Queensland resident
  • a Queensland issued Seniors Card holder (not available to holders of a Seniors Business Discount Card)
  • a Queensland issued Pensioner Concession Card holder
  • a prescribed services person (current or former member of the Australian Defence Force) and you have been assessed under the
    • Veterans Entitlement Act 1986 as having at least a 70% degree of incapacity
    • Military Rehabilitation Compensation Act 2004 as having at least 50 impairment points.

Your concession document and the registration of the vehicle or boat must be in the same name and must be used mainly for your own private use. Concessional registration only applies to the following vehicles recorded with a private purpose of use:

  • motorcycles
  • motor vehicle not over 4.5t GVM
  • motorised caravan (no GVM limit)
  • recreational boat.

You can only receive this concession for 1 vehicle and 1 recreational boat at a time. You will need to fill out a new form each time you wish to transfer this concession to a different vehicle or boat. You can only claim 1 concession per couple.

See a table comparison guide of registration fees for concession card holders.

How to apply

Complete the registration concession application (F3937) and take it to your nearest transport and motoring customer service centre or, if you live in a rural area, a QGAP office, Magistrates Court or local police station that provides vehicle or boat registration services—please call to confirm before visiting.

You will also need to show your Queensland Seniors Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or if you are a prescribed services person, your Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Veteran Gold Card embossed with TPI or EDA. If your Veteran Gold Card is not embossed or you have a Veteran White Card, your Veteran Gold or White Card will need to be accompanied with a letter from DVA confirming your level of incapacitation or impairment.

If you hold a Seniors Card or you're a prescribed services person, you only have to show your concession document once.

If you have a Pensioner Concession Card you must show it every time you apply for concessional registration.

If you are presenting a digital copy of your Pensioner Concession Card as an alternative to your physical concession card, you will need to log into the Australian Government Centrelink Express Plus mobile app on your smart device and show your current card within the digital wallet.

Find more information about the Australian Government Centrelink Express Plus mobile app.

You must be a resident of Queensland.

If you apply for a concession for a vehicle that is already part way through a registration period, the concession will take effect immediately and you may be given a refund for the difference between the full registration amount and the concession amount for the remaining time in the registration period. Concessions can only be applied to the current registration period and cannot be backdated to prior periods.

If you apply for a concession for a boat that is already part way through a registration period, the concession will take effect from the next registration period. Concessions for boats cannot be backdated to prior registration periods.

Removing a concession

If you are no longer eligible for a concession, you must notify the Department of Transport and Main Roads in writing within 14 days of becoming ineligible.

If you want to swap the concession to another vehicle, you will need to remove the concession off the old vehicle before you apply for the concession on the new vehicle.

If you remove the concession from a vehicle part way through a registration period, you may need to pay the difference between the concession amount and the full registration amount for the time left over in the registration period.