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Periodic Registration for Light Vehicles FAQ

Click on one of the following frequently asked questions to find out more about Periodic registration for Light vehicles (with GVM of 4.5t or less).

For more information concerning Periodic registration:

What is periodic registration?

Periodic registration allows you to register your vehicle for a set period less than 12 months. For light vehicles it is 6 months, and for heavy vehicles 3 or 6 months. Vehicles with a common expiry date (eg. fleet vehicles) cannot be registered for periods less than 12 months.

Light vehicles with the GVM up to 4.5 tonnes (cars, station wagons, utilities, vans, motor cycles, light trailers and caravans) can be registered for 6 or 12 months. Heavy vehicles with the GVM over 4.5 tonnes (trucks and prime movers, heavy trailers, mobile cranes and buses) can be registered for 3, 6 or 12 months.

How much extra will periodic cost?

An administrative fee will be charged for each periodic payment. This is to cover the extra costs of an additional certificate, postage, administration and transaction time.

There is also a surcharge on the MAIB (compulsory third party insurance) component of your registration. This is an approximate cost depending on the number of days in the periodic period:

The MAIB Premium Duty applies to all registration transactions.

How will this affect people who are eligible for a pensioner discount or a rebate?

If you are eligible for a pensioner discount, farmer's rebate, the Transport Access Scheme or other rebate, this will continue to apply if you choose to pay your registration for less than 12 months.