If you’re not going to use your vehicle on the road for at least three months in a row, you can (and should) apply for an exemption from licensing. You can also have someone else apply on your behalf.
This is also known as putting your vehicle licence (rego) on hold.
You'll need your:
You won't pay an administration fee when you apply online.
If online isn't an option for you, you can fill out a Put your vehicle licence (rego) on hold (MR24) form at one of our agents.
You'll need to pay an administration fee if you apply at an agent.
If you have any licensing fees owing, you'll have to pay them before we can process the application.
You should apply in advance. It will take effect from when your current licence (or existing exemption) expires.
If the vehicle isn't licensed, the exemption will start from the application date.
You'll need to:
cancel the registration (if you’re taking your vehicle off the road permanently).
If you don't, we'll send you reminders letting you know your exemption has expired and what you need to do.
There’s a maximum of 12 months for an exemption period, but you can apply for another exemption when your current exemption is due to expire soon.
There's a minimum of three months for an exemption period.
You must license it before you use it on the road.
If you license your vehicle within the first three months of your exemption period, the licence will start from the expiry date of the previous licence/exemption, or when the vehicle was put into your name (whichever is the most recent).