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

  1. Gather all the required documentation and the number plates (if available).
  2. Submit your application with payment at a Service NSW Centre. 

More information

  • 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. 

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

Last updated: 19 March 2024

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