If you're a pensioner and receive free vehicle registration, you may be eligible for automatic rego renewal. 

Your pensioner registration will renew automatically each year if you still meet the eligibility criteria.

If you change to a pensioner registration within 6 weeks of your current registration's expiry date, it will not automatically renew. You can call 13 77 88 or visit a Service NSW Centre to renew.

You can opt out of automatic rego renewal by visiting a service centre or calling 13 77 88.

You can check to confirm your rego has been renewed online.

If you opted in to Digital Vehicle Registration, you'll receive a notification to confirm that your vehicle registration has been renewed.


To be eligible for automatic rego renewal, you'll need to hold a current Pensioner Concession Card and have:

  • paid your compulsory third party (CTP) insurance for either 6 or 12 months
  • no restrictions on your vehicle or driver licence
  • your safety inspection report sent electronically to Transport for NSW (if your rego renewal notice indicates that an inspection is required and the registration period is unchanged).
    • Note: If your mechanic gives you a hand-written safety inspection report, your rego cannot be renewed automatically – you'll need to visit a service centre with the report.

Automatic rego renewal is not available if a vehicle:

Last updated: 15 March 2024

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