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1If you are moving/have moved to Tasmania

You will need to change your vehicle to Tasmanian registration within three months of the move date.

To do this you will need to:

  • have your vehicle inspected at an Approved Inspection Station
  • take the following to Service Tasmania:
    • passed inspection report completed by the AIS
    • proof of entitlement
    • Tasmanian licence or other evidence of identity
    • documentation required to prove your eligibility for concession (if appropriate)
    • interstate plates (you may be able to apply for a refund of the remaining registration if you provide proof of surrender).

2If you are moving/have moved interstate

You will need to register your vehicle in the state or territory you move to. You should check with the relevant registering authority to see how long you have to register in their jurisdiction and what the process is.

If cancelling your Tasmanian registration, you may be able to apply for a refund of the remaining registration.

You will need to:

  • Surrender your Tasmanian number plates at the relevant transport authority in the state or territory
  • Provide Service Tasmania with a receipt or proof of surrender of your Tasmanian number plates-

3If you are buying an interstate registered vehicle

Unless you have a garage address in the state the vehicle is registered- and will garage the vehicle there- you are unable to transfer the vehicle.

  • The vehicle can be driven in Tasmania on current interstate registration for up to three months.
  • Have your vehicle inspected at an Approved Inspection Station.
  • Take the following to Service Tasmania:
    • passed inspection report completed by the AIS
    • proof of entitlement
    • Tasmanian licence or other evidence of identity
    • documentation required to prove your eligibility for concession (if appropriate)
    • interstate plates (you may be able to apply for a refund of the remaining registration if you provide proof of surrender).
  • If the seller surrenders the plates or the vehicle is unregistered you will have to organise either:

4If you are selling a Tasmanian registered vehicle to someone from interstate

  • Submit a notice of disposal.
  • Apply for a refund of the remaining registration - if the new purchaser will not garage the vehicle in Tasmania we recommend you surrender your registration plates as you can apply for a refund of the remaining registration.

Please note

  • You will not be able to park or drive the vehicle on a public street after this point.
  • If they wish to drive the vehicle back to their state/territory of residence the new registered operator can purchase a Tasmanian unregistered vehicle permit that will allow them to drive the vehicle back to their state of residence.

5If you are importing a vehicle

You will first need to follow the steps provided by the Department of Infrastructure Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITCRD).

This can be found on the Australian Government website - Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.

After this you will need to:

  • have your vehicle inspected at an Approved Inspection Station (AIS) and issued with a passed inspection form
  • have the vehicle undergo an identity inspection by Transport Safety and Investigation Officers
  • visit Service Tasmania to register the vehicle with:
    • your Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) from DITCRD.
    • an identity inspection form completed as passed
    • your AIS inspection  form
    • proof of entitlement
    • Tasmanian licence or other evidence of identity.