Introduction

An unregistered vehicle permit allows you to drive an unregistered vehicle for a specific journey, over a maximum period of 28 days. It can't be used as a substitute for full registration.

You'll need to make a 'safe use declaration' when applying for a permit.

What you'll need

  • your NSW driver licence number or customer number
  • personal/corporation details
  • vehicle's details
  • the old number plates (if applicable)
  • details of the proposed journey
  • your proof of an Australian contact address (if you're an overseas or interstate visitor)
  • the Vehicle Suitable for Safe Use Declaration form
  • the Application for Unregistered Vehicle Permit form.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the Vehicle Suitable for Safe Use Declaration – PDF.
  2. Download and complete the Application for Unregistered Vehicle Permit – PDF.
  3. Make sure you have the required documentation and the old number plates (if applicable).
  4. Visit a service centre and lodge your application in person.

Who's eligible?

  • Written-off vehicles are not eligible for unregistered vehicle permits.

Things to keep in mind...

  • An unregistered vehicle permit allows you to drive an unregistered vehicle for a specific journey. 
  • Permits are only valid for the duration of the specific journey, up to a maximum 28 days.

Payment methods

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