I purchased an unregistered vehicle but it’s still coming up as registered?
When purchasing a vehicle via online auction, the seller may choose to sell a registered vehicle without the registration. Once payment for the vehicle has been made and the vehicle is ready for collection the plates are removed from the vehicle and surrendered to the state road authority to cancel the rego. This means you may be unable to transfer the rego immediately. However, this is typically resolved by the state road authority within 7 days.
How do I collect a vehicle if it is unregistered?
To drive an unregistered vehicle, you will need to obtain an unregistered vehicle permit from your local state road authority. Please click on the links below for information pertaining to each State.
NSW - https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-unregistered-vehicle-permit
VIC - https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/limited-use-permits/unregistered-vehicle-permits/get-an-unregistered-vehicle-permit
QLD - https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/buying/unregistered/uvp
SA - https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/registration/conditional-registration/unregistered-vehicle-permits
WA - https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/get-a-temporary-movement-permit.asp
ACT - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1820/~/unregistered-vehicle-permits-%28uvp%29
NT - https://nt.gov.au/driving/rego/register-your-vehicle-for-the-first-time/temporary-licence-for-unregistered-vehicle
If the vehicle is being transported via a Car Carrier, a permit will not be needed as the vehicle will not be on the road. If you need a Car Carrier to transport the vehicle, we recommend using CEVA Car Carrying https://cevacarcarrying.com.au/grays-online