If your vehicle is classified as written-off by the insurer, it will be recorded on the NSW Written-Off Vehicle Register.

You'll be notified in writing that the vehicle has been written-off and the registration cancelled.

You then need to take the plates to a service centre within 14 days to complete the cancellation.

What you need

  • Your proof of identity
  • The Number Plates and/or Cancellation of Registration Application form
  • Your current Certificate of Registration (if available)
  • The number plates (or a written declaration that the plates were lost or stolen, or a receipt if surrendered interstate)
  • A Police Incident Report or insurance statement showing date of the incident (if applicable)

How to cancel

  1. Download and complete the Number Plates and/or Cancellation of Registration Application – PDF.
  2. Gather the required documentation and the number plates (if available), and then visit a service centre and provide the information in person.

Payment methods

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

Last updated: 15 November 2023