An unregistered vehicle permit (UVP) can be issued to an unregistered vehicle allowing the vehicle to be driven on a road or road related area by providing it with a short term registration period and compulsory third party insurance cover.
UVPs may only be issued if:
UVPs authorise the use of a vehicle, subject to certain conditions, on a road or road related area as specified by the UVP.
A UVP is not intended to cover the regular use of a vehicle on a road and road related area, and must not be regarded as a substitute for full registration.
An unregistered vehicle may not be issued a UVP to carry goods unless the goods are the responsible operator's property and are not for sale or disposal.
A UVP is not refundable, even if cancelled before the commencement date.
If you need to move a vehicle from an interstate jurisdiction to the ACT you will need to get a UVP from that jurisdiction.
An unregistered trailer that is attached to a registered vehicle and is being transported for the purposes of inspection does not require a UVP. However, this policy does not cover an unregistered trailer that fails the roadworthy inspection. If the trailer fails then the operator must obtain a UVP before the trailer can be used on a road or road related area.
There are three type of UVP available.
Restricted UVPs are intended to allow a vehicle to be moved from point A to point B. Point A must be in the ACT and point B must be in another State or Territory. Restricted UVPs where travel is to Western Australia, can only be issued to non-Western Australian residents. The duration of these UVPs are relevant to the distance of travel required but must be less than 28 days. A 2 hour Restricted UVP may be issued for special events to vehicles not travelling interstate. Approval must be granted by the Manager of Operations for Road User Services.
Restricted permits require the vehicle to travel to the declared destination by the most direct route practical and expire when the vehicle reaches the declared destination even if the permit was issued for longer than it took to get to the destination.
Day UVPs are issued for up to 12 hours. If you purchase a day UVP on the day you want to drive the vehicle it will be issued from the time you make the payment until 7:00 pm of that day. If you purchase a day UVP for a day in the future it will be issued from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm on that day. Day UVPs cover vehicles on a road or road related area within the ACT only.
Unrestricted UVPs are only available to ACT plated vehicles that have been unregistered for less than 12 months, or a vehicle that has been inspected in the ACT and has not been declared as dangerous. Unrestricted UVPs are issued for seven days and cover vehicles on a road or road related area within the ACT only.
Refer to the UVP scenario table below for more detailed information on the type of UVP you can purchase for your situation.
A UVP may only be issued if a response of yes is in the scenario below.
|ACT unregistered less than 12 months||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ACT lapsed (unregistered more than 12 months||Yes||Yes||No (unless certificate of inspection is presented)|
|ACT cancelled||Yes||Yes||No (unless certificate of inspection is presented)|
|Currently unregistered (defect issued)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Currenlty unregistered (major defect)||Yes||Yes||No (unless certificate of inspection is presented)|
|Currently registered (defect suspended)||UVP not required to drive to place of inspection||UVP not required to drive to place of inspection||UVP not required to drive to place of inspection|
|Currently unregistered (defect suspended)||Yes||No||No|
|Registration cancelled due to uncleared defect||Yes||Yes||No (unless certificate of inspection is presented)|
|ACT written off vehicle (unregistered) - Repairable only||Yes||Yes||No (unless certificate of inspectionis presented)|
|Driver licence sanctioned||No||No||No|
|Right to drive sanction applied against the owner of the vehicle third party applying for UVP||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Right to drive sanction applied against client requesting UVP||No||No||No|
|Vehicle registration sanctioned||No||No||No|
|Managerial suspension on registration||No||No||No|
|Interstate vehicle||Yes||Yes||No (unless current certificate of inspection is presented - Interstate reports will be accepted)|
|Vehicle which has never been registered such as a brand new vehicle or import||Yes||Yes||No (unless certificate of inspection is presented)|
UVPs are only available from an Access Canberra Service Centre. To obtain a UVP you must provide:
The fees below include a $24.70 permit fee and the CTPI component.
|Vehicle type||Restricted or day UVP fee||Unrestricted UVP fee|
|Private motor car||$43.20||$52.50|
|Goods vehicle up to 4,500 kg gross vehicle mass||$48.20||$58.60|
|Goods vehicle over 4,500 kg gross vehicle mass||$107.10||$148.40|
|Bus or tourst vehicle (large)||$191.60||$275.10|
|Bus or tourist vehicle (small)||$48.70||$60.70|
|Private hire car||$69.10||$91.30|
|Drive yourself vehicle||$68.20||$90.00|
|Motorcycle (large) over 600cc||$41.90||$50.50|
|Motorcycle (medium) 300cc to 600cc||$41.90||$50.50|
|Motorcycle (small) up to 300cc||$28.70||$30.70|
|Motorcycle (electrically powered)||$28.70||$30.70|
|Fire fighting vehicle||$49.90||$62.50|
|Motor breakdown vehicle||$64.40||$84.30|
|Primary producers tractor||$52.70||$66.80|
|Traders plates - Motorcycle or car||$31.10||$34.30|