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General Information

Changing Name and/or Address

Customers need to change details on the Motor Registry System from time to time. By advising any change the Motor Registry System automatically updates every registration and licence attached to the customer's name.

Evidence of identity

Evidence of Identity (EOI) is the first requirement for a new customer being recorded on the Motor Registry System (MRS). 

Proof of entitlement

Evidence is required by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles that a customer is entitled to become the registered operator of a vehicle.

Definitions of Common Terms

Provides explanations of commonly used terms such as: Garage Address, Registered Operator, Nominated Operator, Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Gross Vehicle Mass, Motor Vehicle and Public Street


A range of decisions relating to registration and licensing can be appealed.

Search applications (Requests for information)

Personal details regarding registration and licensing information can be given to people outside Registration and Licensing Services, but only in certain circumstances.

Written-Off Vehicle Register

The Written-Off Vehicle Register (WOVR) is an Australia-wide initiative developed by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council


Motorised wheelchairs only need to be registered if they are used on public streets (including footpaths) and can exceed a speed of 10 km/h.


It is illegal to use a Segway on a public street, except as part of a commercial tour where the Department of State Growth has approved and issued a Short Term Unregistered Vehicle Permit (STUVP).

Registration & Licensing Statistics

The information found on this page represents statistics on Registration and Licensing in Tasmania through ways of Licence Type, Vehicle Type and Registrations by Municipality.