The Federal Interstate Registration Scheme allows you to use the vehicle for interstate transportation of goods throughout all states and territories of Australia. However, it restricts you from using the vehicle for any local work.
If your vehicle’s Victorian registration is current or expired (by not more than 3 months), you can convert your vehicle to Federal Interstate by:
If it is the first time registering the vehicle in Victoria or the registration is cancelled, you must make an appointment by:
When attending the Customer Service Centre you will need to:
- do a vehicle inspection
- bring a current and original Certificate of Roadworthiness
- show evidence of ownership
- show evidence of identity
- show evidence of origin
- show the engine number
- show the chassis number
- provide the tare weight (if this is unavailable, a weighbridge ticket is required (available from any Public weighbridge station).
On the day you register the vehicle you need to bring your current Victorian driver licence/permit. If you cannot provide this you will need to bring original evidence of identity documents. Check what types of identity documents are acceptable.
If you cannot attend in person and you appoint someone else to act on your behalf or you are acting on behalf of a company, check what additional documentation and evidence of identify documents are required.
The following fees are applicable when registering a vehicle under the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme:
Other fees that are applicable to the Scheme include:
- administration fee on renewal
- administration fee on transfer.
See Federal Interstate fees
Renewing Federal Interstate Registration
Renewal of registration can be for either 3, 6 or 12 months.
When renewing your Federal Interstate registration, on an annual or 1st quarter basis, you will need to supply VicRoads with a Victorian or interstate current and original Certification of Roadworthiness or evidence that the vehicle belongs to an approved maintenance management scheme (evidence can be a letter admitting the company to the maintenance management scheme).
You can renew your registration: