Rebates and assistance


Incentives for low and zero emissions vehicles



Owners of new or used zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) in the ACT purchased or acquired between 24 May 2021 and 30 June 2024 are eligible to receive 2 years of free registration. To be eligible you must hold an ACT Driver Licence and garage the vehicle in the ACT.


Vehicles that may be eligible for free registration:

  • New, used or ‘grey imports’ (second-hand vehicles imported from overseas).
  • Passenger and goods carrying vehicles under 4.5 tonnes.
  • Have, or were converted to, an electric motor powered by electricity alone or by a hydrogen fuel cell.
  • Were bought or acquired between 24 May 2021 and 30 June 2024.

Zero emissions vehicles purchased before 24 May 2021 are not eligible. However, they will continue to receive a 20% reduction in registration fees.

Heavy vehicles and motorbikes are not eligible for free registration.

The waiver only applies to the registration fee component. You will still need to pay the full fees for the:

  • Motor Accident Injuries (MAI) insurance premium
  • road rescue fee
  • road safety contribution
  • lifetime care and support levy
  • short-term registration surcharge (if applicable).

Following the free registration period:

  • owners will pay the lowest weight-based registration fee between 24 May 2023 and 30 June 2024
  • all motor vehicle owners will transition to emissions-based registration fees from 1 July 2024.

Other conditions may apply.


Administered by: ACT Government

WebsiteAccess Canberra

Phone: 13 22 81