Interstate Vehicle Registration Only Valid In Tasmania For Three Months

Interstate Vehicle Registration Only Valid In Tasmania For Three Months

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

Driving Interstate-Registered Vehicles In Tasmania

Victor P Taffa

People driving interstate-registered vehicles in Tasmania are warned that interstate registration is only valid in Tasmania for three months and I have asked for extra enforcement of this law, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said.

“We have received reports that some interstate-based businesses may be deliberately ignoring the law in Tasmania, for commercial gain. This may include rental vehicle and trailer hire companies.”

The law is that interstate-registered vehicles that remain in Tasmania for a continuous period of longer than three months become unregistered at the end of that period. This applies to all vehicles, including motorcycles and trailers.

“It is a serious offence to drive or to permit a person to drive an unregistered vehicle on Tasmanian roads.” Mr. Hidding said.


For an interstate registered vehicle to be driven or towed after three months in Tasmania it must be presented for and pass a pre-registration inspection at an Approved Inspection Station and the paper work presented to a Service Tasmania outlet to establish Tasmanian registration.

Additionally the person establishing the registration must have a Tasmanian garaged address for the vehicle.

Vehicles can only be registered in one state and therefore the interstate registration will need to be cancelled to enable it to be registered in Tasmania.

All states and Territories of Australia have similar requirements for interstate registered vehicles.