Hey all – quick query for the hive mind…
We’re thinking about buying a car up in Sydney, which has 9 months NSW rego left. Now, as I understand it (never having bought a car interstate before) when you transfer rego to the ACT you can apply to the NSW RTA for a refund of the unused NSW rego.
Now if you fail to transfer interstate rego within 14 days you pay a $90 fine – but given that ACT rego is so damn expensive ($970 for this car, compared to about $470 in NSW), I would still end up a couple of hundred dollars ahead if I let the NSW rego expire before registering the car in the ACT.
I’m thinking it’s probably not worth the effort, but I’d be interested to know if there are any additional penalties for failing to transfer interstate rego, beyond a $90 late fee?