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Special Interest Vehicle

Special Interest Vehicle (SIV) registration is a registration scheme which allows certain categories of vehicles to be used on a limited basis and pay a lower rate of motor tax and third party insurance than fully registered vehicles.

New Arrangements (effective 1 February 2019)

As part of the Tasmanian Government’s election commitment in early 2019 registration charges for all vehicles (including motor cycles) registered under the Special Interest Vehicle Registration Scheme will be further discounted.

The following table shows the new rates and the annual savings for operators of special interest vehicles:

Vehicle Type

Current  charge
(per year)

New charge
(per year)
to apply from 1 February


3 cylinder




4 cylinder




5 & 6 cylinder




7 & 8 cylinder




10 & 12 cylinders




All Motor Cycles




In addition to further discounted fees the number of days a special interest vehicle can be used on Tasmanian roads will increase from 52 days per year to 104 days per year. For more information see some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Changes will also come into place for vehicles registered for club events

To be considered for SIV registration the vehicle must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Over 30 years of age in original or restored condition. NOTE: Campervans are excluded from the SIV scheme.
  • A rally vehicle used in rallies organised by an Approved motorsport organisation. Approved motorsport organisations are; Confederation of Australian Motor Sports (CAMS) and Australian Auto-Sport Alliance (AASA).
  • A vehicle adapted and modified exclusively for charitable events (eg TasBash, Make a Wish Foundation, etc.)

Once registered certain conditions apply to the vehicles use:

  • Only to be used 52 days per annum (104 days from 1 February 2019)
  • A logbook to be carried at all times and the particulars of each daily journey undertaken recorded in the logbook
  • The operator must have another fully registered motor vehicle in their name
  • The vehicle cannot carry a load and must not be used for hire or reward.

Other conditions may be applied at the time of registration.

Further information

Further information for special interest registration can be found in the handbook and application form (MR161).

You will need to provide

You will need to undertake the following in person at Service Tasmania shops or designated police stations:

  • complete an application form (MR161)
  • provide an inspection report from an Approved Inspection Station
  • provide an Approval in Principle letter (rally and charitable categories only)
  • provide previous registration plates (if applicable)
  • provide their current Tasmanian photo licence or full evidence of identity
  • provide Proof of Entitlement to register the vehicle.

You will receive

The customer will receive:

  • Certificate of registration
  • Logbook
  • SI registration plates


You will need to pay the registration fee.