To re-register a written-off light vehicle you must have first obtained an Authorisation to Repair from Transport for NSW (TfNSW).
Once repaired and certified, the vehicle must then pass:
- an Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme (AUVIS) inspection
- an inspection by TfNSW's Vehicle Identification Inspection Unit (VIIU).
You can submit your application to re-register a written-off light vehicle if:
you are at least 16 years of age
the authorised repairs are completed on the vehicle.
What you need
- your driver licence number or customer number
- your personal details
- your vehicle registration details
- the number plates (if available)
- an Authorisation to Repair from TfNSW
- a Certificate of Compliance issued by a licensed repairer, and
- any third-party certifications (for example, air bag repairs or structural certification)
- an AUVIS report, including identity, design and safety checks (commonly known as a 'blue slip')
- a TfNSW VIIU report
- proof of your registration entitlement
- your compulsory third party (CTP) insurance
- payment for any registration fees
- completed PDF form – 'Application for Registration'.
How to register
Gather all the required documentation and the number plates (if available).
Submit your application with payment at a service centre.
- The registration certificate for the vehicle will state that the vehicle has been reported to the NSW Written-off Light Vehicles Register.
- You cannot register an interstate written-off vehicle in NSW unless it is first re-registered in another jurisdiction.
Last updated: 25 October 2022