If your registration has passed its expiry date and you have not renewed it, your vehicle is unregistered.
Driving an unregistered vehicle is illegal and potentially dangerous and can mean that the vehicle also has no CTP insurance. See Driving unregistered vehicles for more information.
If your registration has expired, there are TWO options:
- Renew your expired registration.
- Registration can only be renewed up to three months after the expiry date.
- The new registration period starts from the date you make the payment, but the expiry date will remain the same - you will not get a full year of registration. For example, if your registration expires on 1 August, and you don't renew until 1 October, your next registration renewal will be due on 1 August the following year.
Note: Green slips for short term registration have a use-by-date of 21 days after the registration expiry date. For example: if you purchase a green slip with a start date of 1 June, you must use it to renew your registration by 22 June. If you don't renew by the end of 21 days, you cannot renew with the short term registration option. Instead you may only renew the registration for 12 months, and a new 12 month green slip will be required. This should be considered if you wish to mail your short term registration renewal.
- Cancel and re-register your vehicle.
- You can voluntarily cancel your registration and then re-register your vehicle. This will ensure your vehicle is registered for a full year from the date of payment. Your vehicle will need:
- If you fail to renew your vehicle's registration up to three months of the expiry date, your registration will be cancelled automatically.
- If you voluntarily cancel your registration, you must return your vehicle's number plates and apply for new registration.
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