An unregistered vehicle permit (UVP) allows you to drive an unregistered vehicle for a specific journey and is only valid for the time required to complete that journey by the most direct route.
A UVP cannot be used as a substitute for full registration.
You'll need to make a 'safe use declaration' when applying for a permit.
Written-off vehicles are not eligible for UVPs.
Visit Transport for NSW for more information on what vehicles and journeys are eligible.
What you need
- your proof of identity
- personal/corporation details including:
- your driver licence number, or
- customer number
- vehicle's details
- the old number plates, if your vehicle still has them
- details of the proposed journey
- an Australian contact address (if you're an overseas or interstate visitor)
- the PDF forms:
- 'Vehicle Suitable for Safe Use Declaration'
- 'Application for Unregistered Vehicle Permit'.
How to apply
- Download and complete:
- Make sure you have the required documentation (including your proof of identity) and, if your vehicle still has them, the old number plates.
- Visit a service centre and lodge your application in person.
- Permits are not issued to cover extra days where a vehicle 'may' be using the roads.
- If your vehicle still has number plates, you must return them to a service centre when you apply for a UVP.
Last updated: 7 February 2023