Key info

  • You can replace your certificate if it's been damaged, lost or stolen.
  • Your vehicle must currently be registered in Tasmania.
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About replacing your registration certificate

You can apply for a replacement of your vehicle registration certificate or your certificate of approved operations if it is damaged, lost or stolen.

Certificates of approved operations are used for vehicles that:

  • do not meet the standards for unconditional registration, or
  • are used on limited occasions or distances including:
    • special interest
    • vintage, and
    • restricted vehicles.

How to apply

What you need to apply

If the vehicle is registered in your name, you need:

  • a completed application form (PDF, 189KB)
  • your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
  • payment.

If the vehicle is registered in someone else's name you need:

  • a completed application form (PDF, 189KB)
  • proof of identity documents
  • payment
  • a letter of authority from the registered owner clearly stating that you have permission act on their behalf
  • a copy of the registered owner's current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents.

If the vehicle is registered in a company name you need:

  • a completed application form (PDF, 189KB)
  • proof of identity documents
  • payment
  • evidence that you are from the company with either:
    • a letter of authority from the registered company on company letterhead clearly stating that you have permission act on the company's behalf
    • being in company uniform when you attend a service centre
    • a business card with the company logo and your name.

Can I apply?

You can apply if the vehicle is registered in:

  • your name
  • someone else's name and they have given you written authority
  • a company name and the company has given you written authority on company letterhead.

You cannot apply to replace a certificate for a vehicle that is not currently registered.

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

Type of certificateCost 

Certificate of registration

$17

Certificate of approved operations

No charge

Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

Payment options

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More Information

  • Your certificate will be printed and given to you at the service centre.
  • Ordering replacement registration certificates does not renew or extend your registration expiry date.
  • Vehicles in Tasmania don't need to display a registration label.

Please visit Transport Services for more information on replacing a registration certificate.