Licensing and registration

Important: To ensure that heavy vehicle charges keep pace with road spending programs, an annual adjustment formula is applied on 1 July each year to the previous year’s registration and road user charges.

In November 2015, the Transport and Infrastructure Council approved a new charges determination to come into effect on 1 July 2016.

As a result, cost changes will be seen across various vehicle classes that better reflect road pavement wear by different types of vehicles. This will see some charges go up and some drop.

In addition to these changes, participating states and territories may now identify in your registration charges the regulatory component that is passed along to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Please note: The registration of heavy vehicles (including registration plates) is still administered by state and territory road authorities.

For more information visit http://ntc.gov.au/heavy-vehicles/heavy-vehicle-charges/

Licensing

Heavy vehicle licensing, registration and all matters related to the carriage of dangerous goods are still the responsibility of state and territory road transport authorities.

Heavy vehicle licensing and procedures (e.g. training, tests and endorsements) are currently administered by state and territory road authorities. For more information about licensing requirements in your state or territory, select the relevent jurisdiction listed below.

Registration

Registration of heavy vehicles (including registration plates) is currently administered by state and territory road authorities. This includes the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme. For more information about registration in your state or territory, select the relevant jurisdiction listed below.