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Abolition of Registration Labels - Heavy Vehicles

The Tasmanian Government will stop issuing registration labels (stickers) for heavy vehicles effective from 1 September 2017.

A heavy vehicle is one that has a Gross vehicle Mass (GVM) exceeding 4.5 tonnes.

Renewing your heavy vehicle - Registration Renewal Notice

The Registration and Licensing Services Branch will continue to send you a renewal notice about 4-6 weeks before your registration expires. If you forget to pay your registration, a reminder notice will be sent out around 21 days after the registration expiry date.

Remember that it is your responsibility to renew your registration, even if you don't receive a renewal notice from us. Make sure you keep your postal address up to date to avoid missing any notices.

Your registration renewal form will show

  • Details of the payment periods (including fees), that you can choose when making your payment (e.g. 3, 6 or 12 months).

    Note: All vehicles and all payment periods have a unique payment number. If you are paying by phone or internet make sure that you use the payment number shown against the payment period.
  • Once paid, the tear-off section on the registration renewal/certificate can be kept in the vehicle. It contains no personal information and can be used as evidence or a reminder of the registration expiry date.

Unregistered vehicles

It is important that your vehicle remains registered if used on a public street, including being parked. Fines apply for the use of an unregistered vehicle.

Additionally, if you use an unregistered vehicle and are involved in an accident you may not be covered for Motor Accident Insurance Board (MAIB) insurance.

Checking that a vehicle is registered

You can check whether a vehicle is registered (and other details) at anytime free of charge by visiting the Registration Check webpage.

For more information

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or phone Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.