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My rego is expiring ? What do I do?

A temporary suspension of the requirement to display a current vehicle licence (rego) applies if your rego expired on or after 1 January. If it expired before 2020, you are legally required to display a current rego.

If your rego has expired or is about to expire and you have access to the Internet, we recommend you renew it online to avoid any wait times.

Please note that most vehicles must be licensed continuously. This means that the licence fees must be paid from the expiry date of the previous licence (that is, if you renew your licence after the expiry date of the previous licence, the licence fees will be backdated and you must pay these).

If you can, we encourage you to renew your vehicle licence (rego) online now

More about continuous licensing

You can also visit a licensing agent (such as AA, VTNZ, and others). Please be aware that there may be wait times due to current demand and we recommend you plan your visit with plenty of extra time so you are not under any pressure if you do need to wait. You may also want to consider delaying your visit if it is not urgent and avoid the busy midday period. Please check our website or the agents website to ensure you take everything you need in with you.

Labels to display in your windscreen are still being printed and are continuing being posted out.

My rego expired before COVID-19 and I couldn’t renew it due to restrictions. Does this mean it’s included in the temporarily extensions and I don’t need to renew yet?

The temporary suspension of the requirement to display a current vehicle licence (rego) only applies if your rego expired on or after 1 January. If it expired before 2020, you are legally required to display a current rego.

Please note that most vehicles must be licensed continuously. This means that the licence fees must be paid from the expiry date of the previous licence (that is, if you renew your licence after the expiry date of the previous licence, the licence fees will be backdated and you must pay these).

If you can, we encourage you to renew your vehicle licence (rego) online now

What if I am unable to pay for my rego now?

We understand if you cannot purchase a new rego at this time. When you next purchase a rego, it will apply from the date the previous one expired.

You may also wish to consider renewing your rego now for a shorter period.

Can I put my vehicles licence (rego) on hold while I’m not using it, then take it off hold later so the current rego is still valid?

No, as this is not how the ‘Put your licence (rego) on hold’ exemption works. The exemption only applies once your licence (rego) period has finished and you are not going to use your vehicle on the road for at least three months in a row. More information about this exemption is available on our website.

Information about putting your rego on hold

I'm not currently using my vehicle/s - can I get a refund on the annual vehicle licencing fees I’ve already paid and will not be using?

No, the vehicle licensing (rego) must run continuously therefore refunds for your vehicle’s rego are not available.

My WoF/CoF is currently expired, can I still purchase vehicle licensing (rego)?

Yes, you can still purchase your rego and this service is currently available on our website. This is temporarily available while COVID-19 restrictions and temporary extensions for WoFs/CoFs that expired from 1 January remain in place.

Purchase your rego

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