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Registration costs

The cost of registration depends on what you are registering—car, motorcycle, trailer, truck or boat and if you want a 6 month or 12 month registration.

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How much will my registration cost?

To get an accurate quote, make sure you know:

  • the type of registration—new or renewal
  • the type of vehicle you're registering—for example, a passenger car, motorcycle or light commercial
  • the vehicle specifications—for example, the number of cylinders (for light vehicles) or the number of axles (for heavy vehicles)
  • if you are entitled to a registration concession
  • the name of your CTP insurance provider, if you are including CTP in the quote
  • if you want a 6- or 12-month registration period (for light vehicles). You will have to pay a small surcharge if you select the 6-month option
  • if you want a 3-, 6- or 12-month registration period (for heavy vehicles). You will have to pay a small surcharge if you select a 3- or 6-month option.

The surcharge on the 3- or 6-month option covers updating the vehicle register and other costs associated with the production, manufacture and mailing of the additional registration notices.

When you register your vehicle, the fees that you pay helps to build new roads and maintain the road network.

The registration cost you pay is made up of 3 parts:

  • the registration fee
  • the traffic improvement fee
  • compulsory third party (CTP) insurance premium.

When your current registration is about to expire, you will receive a registration notice in the mail with information on costs and how to renew your registration.

Make sure you renew your registration on or before the due date or the vehicle can't legally be driven—a fee will be charged for late payment.

Registration fees

From 1 July 2019, vehicle registration costs will increase by 2.25% and apply for registration starting on or after 1 July 2019. This will be on the traffic improvement fee and the registration fee.

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance premiums, which are collected with registration, are regulated by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and these are reviewed quarterly.

Registration fees for common vehicles

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Use our registration quote tool for a more detailed and personlised quote.

Please note: the following tables of registration fees are a guide only for a 12 month registration period.

Vehicle 1, 2 or 3 cylinders, electric or steam Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $252.70 $258.40
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$658.95$666.90
Vehicle 4 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $321.35 $328.60
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$727.60$737.10
Vehicle 5 or 6 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $508.85 $520.30
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$915.10$928.80
Vehicle 7 or 8 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $712.60 $728.65
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$1,118.85$1,137.15
Vehicle 9 to 12 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $835.70 $854.50
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$1,241.95$1,263.00
Motorcycle (the non-private traffic improvement fee is applied to motorcycles) Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $121.35 $124.10
Traffic improvement fee $60.85 $62.25
CTP $311.80 $316.60
Total$494.00$502.95

Registration fees for concession card holders

Please note: the following tables of registration fees are a guide only for a 12 month registration period.

Concession card issued before 1 July 1994
Vehicle up to and including 4t Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $90.55 $92.60
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$496.80 $501.10
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 1, 2 or 3 cylinders, electric or steam Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $126.35 $129.20
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$532.60 $537.70
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 4 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $160.70 $164.30
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$566.95 $572.80
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 5 or 6 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $254.45 $260.15
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$660.70$668.65
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 7 or 8 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $356.30 $364.35
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$762.55$772.85
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 9 or 12 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2018 Cost as at 1 July 2019
Registration $417.85 $427.25
Traffic improvement fee $56.05 $57.30
CTP $350.20 $351.20
Total$824.10$835.75

Other registration related fees

You may need to pay other registration fees for your vehicle.

Other fees include vehicle/plate transfer, number plates which includes accessory plates, permit to move an unregistered vehicle, trailer, caravan and a late payment fee.

Transfer fees—vehicle or plateCost
Vehicle registration transfer fee $28.05
Personalised number plate transfer fee $101.80
Number plate feesCost
Standard (normal) plate fee—issue/replace $30.20
Find out about personalised plate costs 
Customise/accessory plate fees – currently issued standard platesCost
Customise only $50.90
Customise and replace (with or without slimline) $104.40
Customise and order accessory $81.10
Customise, replace and order accessory (with or without slimline) $134.60
Customise Plates – previously issued standard platesCost
Previously issued standard number plates – N, O or P series $415.00

Find out more information about customised and accessory plate costs  from Personalised Plates Queensland or by calling the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 23 80.

Find out how to customise your plates and get an accessory plate.

National heavy vehicle number platesCost
National heavy vehicle number plate fee $25.00
Customise only $50.90
Customise and replace national heavy (motor vehicle) number plate—slimline not available $99.20
Customise and replace national heavy (trailer) number plate—slimline not available $96.30
Customise and order accessory $75.90
Customise, replace national heavy (motor vehicle) number plate and order accessory—slimline not available $124.20
Customise, replace national heavy (trailer) number plate and order accessory—slimline not available $121.30
Unregistered vehicle permitCost
Unregistered vehicle permit—CTP insurance may also apply $33.55 per day plus CTP insurance

Find out about refunds for unused unregistered vehicle permits.

Late payment (registration renewal reinstatement) feeCost
A category 1 or 2 vehicle (excluding a category 1 trailer, a vehicle subject to the special interest vehicle or charitable concession, drawn plant, or a conditional or consular registered vehicle)

Category 1—vehicle not more than 4.5t GVM
Category 2—vehicle more than 4.5t GVM

$63.85
Other vehicles (these are vehicles that are excluded from category 1 or category 2) $15.85
Note: Vehicles receiving drought or disaster relief are exempt from paying the late fee  
Release  of information feesCost
Vehicle Registration Number supplied (per vehicle) $17.95

Name  & address supplied but no vehicle rego number:

  • name  search to obtain list of vehicles
  • for additional  information (per vehicle)
$10.75
Historic information where Vehicle Registration Number supplied (per vehicle) $28.65
Copy of documents $28.65