Registration concessions

If you’re a concession card holder, you, (or your spouse or domestic partner) might be eligible for a discount on your vehicle registration. 

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Find out if you’re eligible and how to get set up before your next renewal is due.

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You (or your spouse or domestic partner) could be eligible for a concession on your vehicle registration if you have been granted a concession from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).

Your eligible concession can be applied to one vehicle only (light motor vehicle, motorcycle or heavy motor vehicle).

Find out what kind of discount you’re eligible for using the table below. Your concession documents must be valid at the time you pay your registration or at the start date of the registration - whichever is earlier.

The information supplied may be used to verify proof of concession entitlements with Centrelink and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Please note: Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards issued by Centrelink and Seniors Cards are not eligible concession cards. 

Centrelink

Concession Type Concession Entitlements
Health Care Card issued by Centrelink
Sample Health Care Card
Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink
Sample Pensioner Concession Card

 

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Concession Type Concession Entitlement
Gold Card issued by Department of Veterans' Affairs:
May be embossed with WAR WIDOW
Cards embossed with DEPENDANT are not eligible
Sample of a Gold Card issued by DVA
Gold Card issued by Department of Veterans Affairs:
  • TPI ( Totally and Permanently Incapacitated
  • EDA (Extreme Disability Adjustment)

Sample of a gold card issued by the DVA with TPI

Written confirmation from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
stating your entitlement to a concession under one of the
following sections of the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986:
  • section 22 
  • section 23
  • section 24
  • section 25
  • section 104

Registered operators 

If you’re the registered operator of a vehicle (person named on the registration renewal notice), you’re eligible for a registration concession if:

  • you’re the primary holder of an eligible concession card
  • you’re the spouse of someone with an eligible concession card (you’ll need to show us evidence of this – see below). Note: A concession can only be applied to one vehicle at a time.

How to prove your status as a spouse or partner

If you’re applying for a concession based on your spouse or domestic partner’s eligibility, you’ll need to show us evidence of your relationship if your name is not on the card. You can do this by providing one of the following:

*Commemorative certificates are not acceptable.

What if my name on my registration notice is different to my concession card?

To apply for a registration concession, the names on your registration renewal notice and concession card need be identical unless you can provide one of the following:

Authorised agents

If you’re unable to apply for a concession on your registration yourself, you can authorise an agent to act on your behalf. To do this, your authorised agent will need to present a letter of authority including all the following information:

  • vehicle registration number
  • the registered operator’s full name and address
  • the registered operator’s driver licence or learner permit number
  • the registered operator’s signature
  • your name as the person acting on their behalf
  • the renewal period being requested (either 6 or 12 months)
  • the list of activities that can be performed by you on their behalf (e.g. renew registration)
  • the date the authorisation is given

With a registration renewal notice

If you're eligible for a concession (and it hasn’t already been applied to your renewal notice) you can get your discount by showing an eligible concession card when you pay your registration by:

  • visiting a VicRoads Customer Service Centre
  • sending your payment slip, a copy of both sides of the concession card and a cheque to VicRoads by post
  • visiting an Australia Post outlet* (only valid for Health Care Card concessions). 

You can’t apply for a concession when paying online or by phone (unless you’ve previously registered for your concession).

*Note: Australia Post will send details of your concession card to us so we can apply your eligible entitlements to future registration renewals. 

Without a registration renewal notice

You can apply to have a registration concession if you:

  • have newly received an eligible concession card
  • are registering a new vehicle
  • are transferring a vehicle into your name

To do this you’ll need to show your concession card to us by:

Changing your registration time period

You can change your 12 month concession registration to a 6 month registration (or vice versa) by:

Transferring your concession to another vehicle

If you want to transfer your registration concession to another vehicle, you’ll need to call us on 13 11 71 or visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre. You’ll need to pay the balance of the current registration at the non-concession rate before the concession is applied to your new vehicle.

What if I’ve paid a concession rate when I’m ineligible?

If you’ve paid a concession amount for your registration but our system shows that you’re ineligible, you’ll need to make up the difference that you owe to have a valid full registration. We’ll send you a letter requesting this amount.

You’ll need to pay this within 30 days from the date of the letter or your registration will be suspended.

If you think you’re eligible for the concession, you can contact Centrelink (External link) or Department of Veterans' Affairs (External link) for further advice.

The fees below are the registration fee component only. A TAC charge is also included in the total cost of your registration renewal. Use the Car registration renewal fee calculator to find out the total cost (including discounts).

Motor vehicle

Category of use Reg Fee
Full rate
Private* or Business Use, Government,Shire, Council & Approved bodies
Rate code: VL
MRC not exceeding 4500kg
$290.40
Pensioner Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: PX 6 months, PR 12 months
6 months: $72.60
12 months: $145.20
Health Care Card Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: PZ (6 months), PH (12 months)
6 months:$72.60
12 months: $145.20
Incapacitated War Veteran's Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: PY (6 months), PT (12 months)
No fee
French Island 1
Private* or Business Use
Rate codes: FX (6 months), FI (12 months)
No fee
Primary Producer Miscellaneous 2
Rate code: FN
No fee
Fire Fighting and Emergency Response 3
Rate code: FN
No fee
Mobile Plant
Private* or Business Use, Government,Shire, Council & Approved bodies
Tare or MRC not exceeding 4500kg
Rate code: PF
$145.20
School Tractor 4
Rate code: ET
$58.10
Incapacitated person's vehicle or transport for disabled handicapped or injured 5
Rate code: EN
No fee
Private vehicle used to convey incapacitated persons 6
Rate codes: EX (6 months), EN (12 months)
No fee
Consular Corp 7
Rate code: EN
No fee
Charitable, Benevolent or Religious Institution 8
Rate code: CB
No fee
Primary Producer 9
MRC not exceeding 4500kg
Rate code: FL
$145.20

* Private use is defined as a vehicle that is used exclusively for social, domestic or pleasure purposes

Registered in the name of a person resident on French Island and used solely on French Island.

Registered in the name of a primary producer and used solely in the business of the registered operator as a primary producer being an agricultural implement the primary purpose of which is not to carry a load, a tractor with the tare or MRC not exceeding 4500kg, or a primary producer special vehicle

Certified by SES or CFA as a vehicle that is specifically equipped for and exclusively used for combating outbreaks of fire or for emergency response

Tractors registered in the name of a school council

Registered in the name of St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) Inc and used for the transport of the disabled, handicapped or injured; or registered in the name of a corporate or unincorporated body established for a public purpose and not for private gain and only used for the conveyance of disabled or handicapped people for training education or employment; or a vehicle to be registered in the name of an incapacitated person and designed solely for the conveyance of an incapacitated person.

A vehicle registered in the name of an incapacitated person or parent or legal guardian of an incapacitated person who is a minor; if the vehicle is specifically converted to provide wheelchair access to and egress from the vehicle; and is capable of carrying at least an occupied wheelchair; and is to be used for conveying an incapacitated whose mobility is seriously impaired; and is not a taxi-cab.

Restricted to persons who hold diplomatic posts of Consul-General, Consul or Vice-Consul, or persons employed in administrative or technical service of a consular agency.

Vehicle not to be used for the carriage of passengers or a load for hire or reward, must be marked with the name of the institution and used in connection with the management or business of the institution

Registered in the name of a primary producer and used solely in the business of the registered operator as a primary producer.

Hybrid motor vehicle

Category of use Reg fee
Full rate
Private* or Business Use, Government,Shire, Council & Approved bodies
Rate code: VL
MRC not exceeding 4500kg
$184.70
Pensioner Concession
Private use* 
Rate codes: PX (6 months), PR (12 Months)
6 months: $21.20
12 months: $42.40
Health Care Card Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: PZ (6 months), PH (12 months)
6 months: $21.20
12 months: $42.40

* Private use is defined as a vehicle that is used exclusively for social, domestic or pleasure purposes.

The fees below are the registration fee competent only. A TAC charge is also included in the total cost of your registration renewal.

Category of use Reg fee
Primary Producer or Police Department
Private use*
Rate code: CS
$58.10
Health Care Card Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: CZ (6 Months), CH (12 Months)
6 months: $14.50
12 months: $29.05
Pensioner Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: CX (6 Months), CR (12 Months)
6 months $14.50
12 months: $29.05
Hybrid
Up to $100 off the registration only component of the
registration renewal
No fee
Recreational Use
Rate code: JW
$8.80
Recreational Use
Health Care Card Concession

Rate codes: JZ (6 Months), JH (12 Months)
$4.40
Recreational Use
Pensioner Concession
Rate codes: JX (6 Months), JR (12 Months)
$4.40

* Private use is defined as a vehicle that is used exclusively for social, domestic or pleasure purposes.

The fees below are for both light trailer and caravan registration. See Register a caravan or trailer for more information. 

Vehicle type and category of use Reg fee
Trailer (including caravans)
Private* or Business Use or Government, Shire,Council and Approved Bodies

$58.10 
Trailer
Fire Fighting and Emergency Response
No fee
Trailer
Primary Producer
Rate code: TF
MRC not exceeding 4500kg
No fee
Semi Trailer
Private* or Business Use or Government, Shire,Council and Approved Bodies

Rate code: SL
MRC not exceeding 4500kg


$58.10
Semi Trailer
Primary Producer

Rate code: SF
MRC not exceeding 4500kg
No fee
Semi Trailer
Fire Fighting and Emergency Response

Rate code: SF
MRC not exceeding 4500kg
No fee

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