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Dealer Registration Scheme Manual Fees

How to Calculate the Fees

To calculate the registration fees add the following:

Registration Fee
+ MAIB Premium
+ Plate Fee
+ Motor Tax
+ Duty
_____________________

= Total Registration Charges
You will need to know:

  • If the client is in receipt of a pension; is on the Transport Access Scheme (TAS); or is a farmer (refer Rebates)
  • Number of cylinders or rotors of the vehicle
  • Vehicles with a GVM/GCM equal to or greater than 3 tonnes
  • Number of cc's for motor cycles
  • Unladen mass for trailers/horse floats
  • Number of seats for omnibuses
  • Common expiry date - you will need to ask the client if applicable for their common expiry date. A common expiry date is a date that the client has chosen for all their vehicles to expire on. If the client hasn't had a common expiry date before they must make an application to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles
  • Periodic registration - you will need to ask the client if they would like to pay their registration six (6) monthly.

For Calculation of Fees for All Vehicles click here.

For specific calculations follow the links indicated below:

Calculation of Fees Payable for Class "A" Vehicles:

  • Motor car - sedan
  • Motor car - station wagon
  • Camper van and
  • Goods carrying vehicle with a GVM < 3 tonnes (eg. ute, trailer etc)

To link to these fees click here.

For periodic registration information click here.

Calculation of Fees Payable for Other Vehicles with GVM > = 3t and < = 4.5t:

  • Utilities
  • Buses
  • Vans

To link to these fees click here.

For periodic registration information click here.

Calculation of Fees Payable for Other Vehicles (Bus) with GVM < = 4.5t:

A passenger carrying vehicle that:

  • is designed and constructed to carry people: and
  • has a seating capacity of more than 9 adults, including the driver

To link to these fees click here.

For periodic registration information click here.

Calculation of Fees Payable for Motor Cycles:

  • a motor cycle includes a motor bike or motor trike

To link to these fees click here.

For periodic registration information click here.

Calculation of Fees Payable for Other Vehicles (Trailers, Caravans, Horse Floats) with GVM > = 4.5t:

  • Trailers
  • Caravans
  • Horse Floats

To link to these fees click here.

For periodic registration information click here.

Duty

Duty is assessed on the market value or purchase price of the vehicle whichever is the greater.
All values over $600 are rounded up to the nearest $100 (eg a vehicle worth $24,846 will be assessed at $24,900)

For Duty Rates click here.

Rebates

Pensioners  who are in receipt of a concession from either Centrelink or the Department of Veteran Affairs (including TPI), farmers and clients on the Transport Access Scheme (TAS) are entitled to rebates on registration costs.

  • All pensioners and TAS members receive a reduced rate on registration charges for all types of vehicles.
  • Pensioners who purchase commercial goods vehicles (gvm 4.5 tonnes or less) and do not intend to use the vehicle for the purposes of trade or business are entitled to a 40% reduction in their motor tax. A Statutory Declaration must be completed to receive this rebate.
  • TAS members and TPI pensioners are exempt from payment of motor tax and Duty on one vehicle only. If the client already has a vehicle registered in their name, a disposal form for that vehicle must be completed in order for the client to receive this rebate on another vehicle.
  • If the old vehicle is being retained, Duty and motor tax on the new vehicle is charged. A balance of motor tax is payable on the old vehicle, if the customer wishes to claim the new vehicle as TPI exempt.
  • TPI pensioners must register a vehicle in their name only if they wish to claim the full rebate. Service Tasmania 1300 135 513 or international +61 3 6233 8011 should be contacted to confirm that a client is currently receiving a TPI pension on another vehicle.
  • Farmers are entitled to a 40% rebate on the motor tax on commercial goods vehicles only.

Click here to access the correct fees payable for the new registration of a vehicle for all concession card holders.

To obtain a rebate:

  • TPI pensioners must show their current pensioner concession card and a letter from Veterans' Affairs confirming their status if they are claiming TPI for the first time (a copy of this letter must be included with the paperwork).
  • All other pensioners must show their current pensioner concession card or provide a Tasmanian concession voucher
  • TAS clients you must sight their Transport Access Scheme Permit
  • No proof is required for farmers to receive a rebate but a declaration must be completed.

Common Expiry Dates

Registered operators with four or more vehicles are able to nominate a common expiry on their vehicles. The common expiry date for Government Agencies is 1 March and for other registered operators it can be any day of any month.

If registering a vehicle with a common expiry date, the first registration must not be less than 2 months, or greater than 14 months. (If requesting common expiry for the first time, refer the client to the Registration & Licensing Branch.)

Common expiry registration is not available to periodic registration.

Periodic Registration

Periodic Registration has been introduced to provide the option for registered operators to register vehicles for periods less than 12 months.

Light Vehicles can be registered for  6 or 12 months and Heavy vehicles can be registered for 3, 6 or 12 months. There are additional charges for registering vehicles for periods less then 12 months.

The period of registration can be changed when the vehicle's registration falls due for renewal or is re-registered.

Periodic registration is not available to common expiry registration.

More information concerning Periodic registration for light and heavy vehicles can be obtained from the appropriate links provided below:

Formula to calculate Fees, M.A.I.B. & Motor Tax for periods either greater than or less than 12 months
(Common Expiry & Periodic payments) is available on-line click here.

Please contact Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513 or international +61 3 6233 8011 for calculation of a common expiry date.

Exemptions

All light vehicles owned by the crown, local government councils and some government agencies are exempt from payment of motor tax and duty.

Some benevolent societies are also exempt from payment of motor tax and duty. However, these societies are required to pay the full amount and then apply for a refund from Registration & Licensing Services. The societies that are entitled to an exemption are aware of the process and requirements to enable them to receive a refund.

If you have any questions regarding the Dealer Registration Scheme please contact Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513 or international +61 3 6233 8011.