Paying by direct debit
You can use direct debit for registration renewals for 3, 6 or 12 months. If your registration is in 2 names, either person can pay by direct debit.
Organisations cannot sign up for direct debit.
For boat registration renewals, you can only use direct debit for a 12 month renewal.
When a payment is made
The full amount of your registration renewal, based on the registration period you select, is direct debited approximately 21 days before your registration expires. This minimum time is required in case your payment fails and you need to pay your registration another way. If you pay your registration after the expiry date, a late fee is charged.
We will send you a reminder email 24 days before your registration expires to let you know the date the payment will happen (4 business days later) and the amount to be deducted.
Cost of direct debit
The Department of Transport and Main Roads offer direct debit as a free service. You will need to check with your financial institution to see if they charge direct debit fees.
Registration renewals for 3 months are half the cost of your 6 month term (may include rounding differences). The 3 and 6 month registration periods will include a small surcharge.