Changes to heavy vehicle registration

Changes to heavy vehicle registration in 2018 benefited industry by introducing common practices, processes and fees, making it easier and cheaper to operate by reducing cross-border red tape and fleet-management administrative costs.

These changes were rolled out from 1 July 2018 and included the following initiatives:

Common registration expiry dates

Common expiry dates can be applied for two or more heavy vehicle registrations in all jurisdictions. You must contact your state or territory transport authority to set common expiry dates for your fleet.

Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS) closure

FIRS is now closed to new entrants and renewals.

From 1 July 2019, FIRS was closed to all operators and all FIRS registrations are no longer valid.

The Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has more information about the closure of the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme.

State/territory transport authority contact details

Jurisdiction Phone Registration web address
ACT 13 22 81
NT 1300 654 628
NSW 13 22 13
QLD 13 23 80
SA 13 10 84
TAS 1300 135 513
VIC 13 11 71
WA 13 11 56