How to pay rego with a credit card

By   |   Verified by David Boyd   |   Updated 4th March 2022

How to pay Rego with a credit card

Rego is one of those annual recurring household costs — ranging from $250 - $1,000 annually — that can't be avoided and nobody enjoys paying.

If you want to spread the cost of your rego by paying with a credit card, here's what you need to know.

Can you pay for rego with a credit card?

You can pay for rego with a credit card in every state. However, not every state accepts American Express cards.

Some states will apply a processing fee when paying with a credit card.

StateAccepted credit card types
ACTMastercard, Visa
NSWAmerican Express, Mastercard, Visa
NTMastercard, Visa
QLDAmerican Express, Mastercard, Visa
SAMastercard, Visa
VICMastercard, Visa
TASMastercard, Visa
WAMastercard, Visa

A credit card processing fee may apply.

Fees

Before you pay for your rego using a credit card, double check for any fees that may apply.

  • Some states apply a fee to process credit card payments. This is not uniformly the case and varies between states.
  • The purchase rate will apply if you do not pay the credit card's balance in full.
  • Before paying with a credit card via BPAY, check that your bank will not process the transaction as a cash advance since this would mean paying interest and a cash advance fee.

Keep in mind

  • Every state accepts Mastercard and Visa credit cards.
  • American Express is not accepted universally.
  • Some cards earn points on government spend like a parking fine or CTP Green Slip, but not every rewards card does.
  • NSW accepts payment for rego and many other licenses and services via PayPal, but not big taxes like stamp duty.