You can check a vehicle’s registration details online. A free registration check includes:
- the registration expiry date
- whether the registration is suspended or cancelled
- any registration restrictions
- any registration concessions (additional charges that might apply when transferred to a new owner)
- the Compulsory Third Party insurer and policy expiry date.
The free registration check can only be run on vehicles previously or currently registered in NSW.
The Registration check is a free service that can be used to confirm a vehicle’s details* and registration status.
This check is for cars, motorcycles, trucks, trailers and caravans recorded on the Victorian Vehicles Register. It’s not a national check. You’ll be provided with the following vehicle information:
- VIN/chassis number, engine number, make, colour, body type, year of manufacture
- registration status (current, expired, suspended or cancelled)
Visit the Registration check service website.
*Note. This service is not available for Vessel (Boat or Personal Watercraft) registration.
Personal Property Securities Register service
The Personal Properties Security Register (PPSR) service is a national register for recording security interests in personal property, including vehicles.
You can use this service to check:
- if there are any security interests on the vehicle (for example an outstanding debt)
- vehicle details (such as make and model)
- registration status
- stolen status, and
- written-off status
Fees apply. Visit the PPSR website for details.
You can find more information about the PPSR by visiting the Personal Property Securities Registeror by:
- calling 1300 007 777 (1300 00PPSR)
- emailing email@example.com
- fax (08) 7087 4405
- writing to: National Service Centre, GPO Box 1944, Adelaide, SA 5001
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What you need
The vehicle’s NSW registration plate number.
How to check
- Select the ‘Check online’ button.
- Enter the vehicle’s NSW plate number, without spaces or dots.
- Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
- Select the ‘Next’ button.
- Review the registration report.
- Print the report by selecting the ‘Print’ button.
- For a fee you can get additional information such as if the vehicle has been written off, or if the vehicle, its number plate or engine are reported as stolen.
- If you intend buying a vehicle from a private seller, you should visit the Personal Property Securities Register website to find out if there is any finance owing.
- If you need information for legal proceedings you can request a certified copy from:
Transport for NSW Certificates Unit
Locked Bag 14
Grafton NSW 2460.
Service NSW and Transport for NSW are aware of a Third Party website offering vehicle registration checks. This site charges a fee for the registration check. Customers should note that Transport for NSW and Service NSW do not have any connection with other websites or services.