Registration concessions

Find out which concession cards you can use for a discount on your 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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Who can use a concession?

If you have a valid concession, you (or your spouse or domestic partner) may be able to get a discount on your vehicle registration. 

What’s a valid concession?

Your concession documents must be valid at the time you pay your registration or at the start date of the registration (whichever is earlier).

What can I use it for? 

Your concession can be used for one vehicle only. 

This could be:

  • A light vehicle or
  • A heavy vehicle or
  • A Motorcycle

Go to licence categories to learn more about vehicle types.

Which concession cards can be used?

Your concession card must have the same name as your registration renewal notice (or your spouse or domestic partner’s name). 

The following concessions can be used: 

  • Centrelink concession and
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) concessions.

Centrelink concessions

  • Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card 


Concession Type Concession Entitlements
Health Care Card issued by Centrelink (External link)
Sample Health Care Card
Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink (External link)
Sample Pensioner Concession Card

Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) concessions

  • Gold Card or
  • Written confirmation 


Concession Type Concession Entitlement
Gold Card issued by Department of Veterans' Affairs: (External link)
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: (External link)
  • 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 (External link)
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

or,

  • RSVR 2009 Schedule 3 13 (b) - assessed pursuant to Part 2 of Chapter 4 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 of the Commonwealth, as a veteran who has suffered an impairment resulting from one or more service injuries or diseases, the degree of which constitutes 40 impairment points or more.


Will you check my concession?

If we need more proof we’ll do a check with Centrelink or the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA).

Which concession cards can’t be used?

  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards issued by Centrelink
  • Seniors Cards 

How do I check the concession fee?

Use our Renewal Fee Calculator on this page, to see how much the registration renewal fee is based on your concession. The TAC charge and insurance duty are both included in the total amount.

How do I pay my registration?

Go to Pay your registration to find out how.

Who can apply for the concession discount?

You can apply if:

  • Your name is on the registration renewal notice and
  • You’re the primary concession card holder or
  • You’re the spouse or domestic partner of someone with a valid concession card

What if my name isn’t on the card of my spouse or partner?

If you’re the spouse or domestic partner of the concession card holder but your name isn’t on the card, we’ll need some information to prove your relationship.

We’ll need a copy of one of the following:

*A Commemorative certificate won’t be accepted.

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

You’ll need to provide one of the following:

Can someone else apply for me?

If you can’t apply for a concession on your registration, you can get an authorised agent to apply for you. Your agent needs to give us a letter of authority with: 

  • the vehicle registration number
  • your full name and address
  • your driver licence or learner permit number
  • your signature
  • the name of the person acting on their behalf
  • the renewal period requested (either 3, 6 or 12 months)
  • the list of activities your agent can do on your behalf (e.g. renew registration)
  • the date you gave the agent authority.

If you have a registration renewal notice

Show your concession card when you pay for your registration:

  • at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre
  • by post sending: 
    • your payment slip and
    • a copy of both sides of your concession card
    • a cheque.
  • at an Australia Post outlet* (for Health Care Card concessions only)
  • online or by phone (only if you’ve already registered your concession)

*Australia Post can only take payment if your pension is already applied on the renewal. If your pension isn’t on the renewal it can’t be applied. 

If you don’t have a registration renewal notice

You can use your concession if you:

  • Have a new concession card and
    • Are registering a new vehicle or
    • Are transferring a vehicle into your name. (Your concession takes effect from the next renewal)

Show us your concession card by:

How do I change my registration period?

You can change this through your MyVicroads account or by:

Can I transfer my concession to another vehicle?

Yes, you can. To do this 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 can be applied to your new vehicle.

What if I’ve paid a concession rate but your system says I’m ineligible?

If you’ve paid a concession amount for your registration but our system shows that you’re ineligible, you’ll have to pay the difference between the concession and full amount that you owe to have a valid full registration.

What you need to do

We’ll send you a letter with the amount you owe which you’ll need to pay within 30 days from the date of the letter. 

What if I don’t pay? 

If you don’t pay within the 30 days, your registration will be suspended.

If you need further help

To discuss your eligibility for a concession, you can contact Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs for further advice.

The fees below are for vehicles less than 4.5 tonnes, and are the registration fee component only. A TAC charge is also included in the total cost of your registration renewal. Use the renewal fee calculator on this page to find out the total cost (including discounts). A card payment fee applies for VISA and Mastercard.

An administration fee is also applied to each short-term rego period of 3 or 6 months (excludes concession holders). As at 1 July 2018, the fee is $2.45.

Light motor vehicle 

 

Category of use Reg Fee
Full rate
Private* or Business Use, Government, Shire, Council & Approved bodies
Rate codes: VJ (3 months), VK (6 months), VL (12 months)
MRC not exceeding 4500 kg

3 months: $75.60
6 months: $151.20
12 months: $302.40

Pensioner Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: PU (3 months), PX (6 months), PR (12 months)

3 months: $37.80
6 months: $75.60
12 months: $151.20

Health Care Card Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: PU (3 months), PZ (6 months), PH (12 months)

3 months: $37.80
6 months: $75.60
12 months: $151.20

Incapacitated War Veteran's Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: PS (3 months), PY (6 months), PT (12 months)
No fee
French Island 1
Private* or Business Use
Rate codes: FW (3 months), FX (6 months), FI (12 months)
No fee
Primary Producer Miscellaneous 2
Rate code: FJ (3 months), FK (6 months), FN (12 months)
No fee
Fire Fighting and Emergency Response 3
Rate code: FJ (3 months), FK (6 months), FN (12 months)
No fee
Mobile Plant
Private* or Business Use, Government, Shire, Council & Approved bodies
Tare or MRC not exceeding 4500 kg
Rate code: PG (3 months), PE (6 months), PF (12 months)

3 months: $37.80
6 months: $75.60
12 months: $151.20

School Tractor 4
Rate code: EQ (3 months), ES (6 months), ET (12 months)

3 months: $15.30
6 months: $30.25
12 months: $60.50

Incapacitated person's vehicle or transport for disabled handicapped or injured 5
Rate code: ER (3 months), EX (6 months), EN (12 months)
No fee
Private vehicle used to convey incapacitated persons 6
Rate codes: ER (3 months), EX (6 months), EN (12 months)
No fee
Consular Corp 7
Rate code: ER (3 months), EX (6 months), EN (12 months)
No fee
Charitable, Benevolent or Religious Institution 8
Rate code: CF (3 months), CE (6 months), CB (12 months)
No fee
Primary Producer 9
MRC not exceeding 4500 kg
Rate code: FF (3 months), FC (6 months), FL (12 months)

3 months: $37.80
6 months: $75.60
12 months: $151.20

* 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 vehicle or electric powered passenger car

 

Category of use Reg fee
Full rate
Private* or Business Use, Government, Shire, Council & Approved bodies
Rate code: VJ (3 months), VK (6 months), VL (12 months)
MRC not exceeding 4500 kg

3 months: $50.60
6 months: $101.20
12 months: $202.40

Pensioner Concession
Private use* 
Rate codes: PU (3 months), PX (6 months), PR (12 months)

3 months: $12.80
6 months: $25.60
12 months: $51.20

Health Care Card Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: PV (3 months), PZ (6 months), PH (12 months)

3 months: $12.80
6 months: $25.60
12 months: $51.20

The fees below are the registration fee competent only. A TAC charge is also included in the total cost of your registration renewal.  A card payment fee applies when using VISA or Mastercard. 

 
Category of use Reg fee
Primary Producer or Police Department
Private use*
Rate code: CP (3 months), CQ (6 months), CS (12 months)

3 months: $15.30
6 months: $30.25
12 months: $60.50

Health Care Card Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: CU (3 months), CZ (6 months), CH (12 months)
3 months: $7.55
6 months: $15.10
12 months: $30.20
Pensioner Concession
Private use*
Rate codes: CW (3 months), CX (6 months), CR (12 months)

3 months: $7.55
6 months: $15.10
12 months: $30.20

Hybrid
Up to $100 off the registration only component of the
registration renewal
Rate codes: ER (3 months), EX (6 months), EW (12 months)

No fee
Recreational Use
Rate codes: JP (3 months), JQ (6 months), JW (12 months)

3 months: $2.33
6 months: $4.65
12 months: $9.30

Recreational Use
Health Care Card Concession

Rate codes: JU (3 months), JZ (6 months), JH (12 months)

3 months: $1.18
6 months: $2.35
12 months: $4.70

Recreational Use
Pensioner Concession
Rate codes: JT (3 months), JX (6 months), JR (12 months)

3 months: $1.18
6 months: $2.35
12 months: $4.70

* 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. A card payment fee applies when using VISA or Mastercard. A TAC charge is also included in the total cost of your registration renewal. Short-term registration is not available. Light trailers, including caravans, can only be registered for 12 month periods.

Vehicle type and category of use Reg fee

Trailer (including caravans)
Private* or Business Use or Government, Shire, Council and Approved Bodies
Rate code: TV (12 months)

12 months: $60.50 
Trailer
Fire Fighting and Emergency Response
Rate code: TF (12 months)
No fee
Trailer
Primary Producer
Rate code: TF (12 months)
MRC not exceeding 4500 kg
No fee
Semi Trailer
Private* or Business Use or Government, Shire, Council and Approved Bodies

Rate code: SL (12 months)
MRC not exceeding 4500 kg


12 months: $60.50
Semi Trailer
Primary Producer

Rate code: SF (12 months)
MRC not exceeding 4500 kg
No fee
Semi Trailer
Fire Fighting and Emergency Response

Rate code: SF (12 months)
MRC not exceeding 4500 kg
No fee

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