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Key info

  • To apply for special interest registration your vehicle must fit into a certain class.
  • You will have conditions placed on the use of the vehicle including how many days per year you can drive it.
  • You must have the vehicle inspected at an approved inspection station in Tasmania before you can have it registered. The inspection is only valid for 30 days.
  • If your application is successful, you pay a reduced MAIB premium and you do not pay motor tax.
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About applying to register a special interest vehicle

A special interest vehicle can be used for:

  • 104 days per year if registered for 12 months
  • 52 days per year if registered for 6 months.

You must record the vehicle use in a logbook and this logbook must always be kept in the vehicle.

Transport Services have a special interest vehicles handbook (PDF, 853KB) which provides more information on the registration scheme.

How to apply

What you need to apply

To apply to register a special interest vehicle for class 'A' approval, you must:

  • provide an approved inspection station report
  • have completed the application on the back of the report
  • provide a special interest application form (PDF, 853KB)
  • provide proof of entitlement to register documents
  • provide your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
  • provide an authority letter if you are a body corporate
  • hand in any existing number plates associated with the vehicle
  • pay a fee.

To apply to register a special interest vehicle for class 'B' or 'C', you must first apply for and get an 'approval in principle' document by:

  • submitting an application form (PDF, 853KB) and any supporting documentation to vehicle.management@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
  • waiting for an 'approval in principle' document to be sent to you by Registration and Licensing Services
  • providing the 'approval in principle' document to the approved inspection station who will inspect the vehicle.

When your vehicle has passed the inspection, you can apply for registration at a service centre and you must:

  • provide an approved inspection station report
  • have completed the application on the back of the report
  • provide the 'approval in principle' document
  • provide a special interest application form (PDF, 853KB)
  • provide proof of entitlement to register documents
  • provide your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
  • provide an authority letter if you are a body corporate
  • hand in any existing number plates associated with the vehicle
  • pay a fee.

Can I apply?

You can apply if you are:

  • 16 years or over for a light vehicle, or
  • 18 years or over for a heavy vehicle, or
  • a body corporate, such as a company or an incorporated association, or
  • government department, or
  • government authority, and
  • you can provide proof of a Tasmanian garage address, and
  • you have another vehicle that is fully registered (not special interest) in your name.

Proving your identity

To prove your identity you must show at least:

  • One category A document and 2 category B documents, or
  • Two category A documents and one category B document.

These documents must:

  • show your current Tasmanian address
  • be the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)
  • be in English or provided with an English translation from an accredited translator.

  • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
  • Australian citizenship papers
  • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
  • Overseas passport or visa (can be expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian visa)
  • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
  • Australian firearms licence
  • Tasmanian Government personal information card (showing your full name)
  • Department of Home Affairs travel documents or Australian Government issued Immicard
  • Department of Home Affairs certificate of evidence of resident status.

  • Medicare card
  • Bank or credit card, with signature
  • Student identity card with photo, issued by an Australian educational institution
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink - pensioner concession or other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate (not a church or celebrant document) or deed poll
  • High risk work licence issued by WorkSafe Tasmania
  • Government issued working with vulnerable people or children card.

If you have changed your address or name

If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you must show proof of:

  • your address, and/or
  • change of name documents.

To show proof of change of address you must provide one of the following documents:

  • financial institution statement
  • lease or rent agreement
  • council rate notice
  • utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, gas)
  • land tax valuation notice
  • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
  • certificate of title.

To show proof of change of name you must provide one of the following documents:

  • adoption paper issued by court
  • divorce paper issued by court, showing your original name
  • change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
  • guardianship order
  • marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

Body corporate (a company or an incorporated association)

At least one of the documents from the section below must be provided. Additional documents may also be required to prove the current:

  • residential address
  • garage address
  • change of name of the body corporate.

  • Certificate of registration with an Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
  • Extract of company with ACN
  • Certificate of registration of foreign company with Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which it was established.

  • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
  • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which established.

If you cannot provide the required identity documents, please contact us on 1300 135 513.

How much it costs

To find out how much you need to pay, please visit Transport Services.

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More Information

Please visit Transport Services for more information on applying to register a special interest vehicle.