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Registering vehicles

Registration is a vital part of Queensland's transport system. It ensures accurate and secure vehicle records are kept. This allows the Department of Transport and Main Roads to identify registered operators and manage, develop and improve road infrastructure.

Important information – perpetual vehicle registration

There are organisations that offer perpetual vehicle registration over the internet. You cannot legally register your vehicle for road use with any organisation other than the Department of Transport and Main Roads. If you do purchase perpetual registration over the internet your vehicle will be considered unregistered and uninsured for compulsory third party insurance. You will be either fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle or summoned to appear before a magistrate if you are intercepted by a Queensland Police Officer or a Department of Transport and Main Roads Inspector. Any number plates issued as part of the perpetual registration are illegal and may be confiscated.

In addition, if you are involved in an accident and people are injured you will be held personally responsible for any personal injury claims for compensation.

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Last updated
05 August 2015