The vehicle can be registered in the name of an individual or a corporation (company or incorporated association).
To register a light vehicle in your name, you must be at least 17 years. A light vehicle has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonnes or less.
To register a heavy vehicle in your name, you must be at least 18 years. A heavy vehicle has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of greater than 4.5 tonnes.
If you are a minor, your vehicle can be registered in someone else’s name (e.g. a parent, guardian or sibling) until you reach the minimum age.
A company or incorporated association can have a vehicle registered in its name.
Companies have an Australian Company Number (ACN). Incorporated associations will not have an ACN but may be incorporated in a number of ways e.g. through an Act of Parliament or by Royal Charter. They may include organisations such as hospitals, municipal councils or trade unions.
Who cannot register a vehicle
Vehicles cannot be registered in a business name, trading name or the name of an unincorporated group. If the vehicle is owned by an unincorporated body, multiple people or an emergency response organisation (e.g. SES, CFA or municipality vehicles), an individual may be nominated as the registered operator.