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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 renew your registration for a period less than 12 months, you will have to pay a surcharge.

The surcharge covers updating the vehicle register and other costs associated with producing and distributing 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.

The registration and traffic improvement fee helps to build and maintain roads and your CTP insurance premium provides CTP insurance cover for your registration.

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

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 heavy vehicles

Heavy vehicle registration fees are nationally regulated. On 1 July 2022, the road use component of heavy vehicle fees increased by 2.75%, with the regulatory component remaining frozen. Find out more about heavy vehicle registration fees, including fees by vehicle type.

Registration fees for common vehicles

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Please note: the following tables of registration fees are a guide only for a 12-month registration period, using Class 1 CTP insurance premiums.

Vehicle 1, 2 or 3 cylinders, electric or steam Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $274.20
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$699.05
Vehicle 4 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $348.70
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$773.55
Vehicle 5 or 6 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $552.10
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$976.95
Vehicle 7 or 8 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $773.20
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$1,198.05
Vehicle 9 to 12 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $906.80
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$1,331.65
Motorcycle (the non-private traffic improvement fee is applied to motorcycles) Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $131.70
Traffic improvement fee $66.05
CTP $375.40
Total$573.15

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 2022
Registration $98.25
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$523.10
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 1, 2 or 3 cylinders, electric or steam Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $137.10
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$561.95
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 4 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $174.35
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$599.20
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 5 or 6 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $276.05
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$700.90
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 7 or 8 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $386.60
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$811.45
Concession card and seniors card issued after 1 July 1994
Vehicle 9 or 12 cylinders Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration $453.40
Traffic improvement fee $60.85
CTP $364.00
Total$878.25

Registration fees for other types of vehicles

Vehicle type Cost as at 1 July 2022
Ambulance $106.65
Motorised caravan—2 axles $663.60
Motorised caravan—3 axles $1,327.25
Motorised caravan—4 axles $1,990.70
Motorised caravan—5 or more axles $1,990.70
Motor vehicle owned by a primary producer and used in their business (as a primary producer) $69.05
Trailer owned by a primary producer and used in their business (as a primary producer) $164.70

Dealer plate fees

Item Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration fee for a dealer plate—1 year $637.30
Registration fee for a dealer plate—6 months $318.60
Surcharge for processing a registration application for a dealer plate—6 months $9.15
Surcharge for processing a renewal application for a dealer plate—6 months $9.15
Administrative fee for renewal of a dealer plate's registration after the expiry date $69.35

Conditional registration fees

Fee Cost as at 1 July 2022
Registration administration—limited access registration $52.05
Registration administration—zone access registration $52.05
Registration administration—unrestricted access registration $114.00

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 $30.45
Personalised number plate transfer fee $110.45
Number plate feesCost
Standard (normal) plate fee—issue/replace $32.80
Plate fee for fire and emergency appliance number plates $55.60

Find out about personalised plate costs.

Customise/accessory plate fees—currently issued standard platesCost
Customise only $55.25
Customise and replace (with or without slimline) $115.25
Accessory number plate $32.80
Replacement dealer plate $121.70
Replacement pair of limousine number plates $49.35
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 $27.10
Customise only $55.25
Customise and replace national heavy (motor vehicle) number plate—slimline not available $111.05
Customise and replace national heavy (trailer) number plate—slimline not available $109.05
National heavy vehicle accessory number plate $27.10
Remake national heavy vehicle accessory number plate $66.60
Customise, replace national heavy (motor vehicle) number plate and order accessory—slimline not available $138.15
Customise, replace national heavy (trailer) number plate and order accessory—slimline not available $136.15
Unregistered vehicle permitCost
Unregistered vehicle permit—CTP insurance may also apply $36.40 per day
plus CTP insurance

Find out about refunds for unused unregistered vehicle permits.

Late payment (registration renewal reinstatement) fee Cost for
3, 6 or 12 months
Cost for 1 month
A category 1 or 2 vehicle (excluding a category 1 trailer, a special interest vehicle or vehicle in receipt of a 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

$69.35 $23.15
A category 1 trailer, a special interest vehicle or vehicle in receipt of a charitable concession, drawn plant, or a conditional or consular-registered vehicle $17.20 $5.75

Note: Vehicles receiving drought or disaster relief are exempt from paying the late fee.

Registration cancellation feeCost
Administration fee for making a refund after the cancellation of a vehicle's registration $19.90
Release of information feesCost
Vehicle registration number, vehicle identification number (VIN), chassis number or engine number is supplied (per vehicle) $19.50

Name and address of person in whose name the vehicle is registered is supplied, but the vehicle registration number is not (for each list of vehicle registration numbers)

$11.70
If the vehicle registration number, vehicle identification number (VIN), chassis number or engine number is supplied and the information is from archival records, certified by the chief executive or both (per vehicle) $31.10
If the name and address in whose name the vehicle is registered is supplied, but the vehicle registration number is not and the information is from archival records, certified by the chief executive or both (for each list of vehicle registration numbers) $31.10