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You can check a vehicle's registration details online. A free registration check includes:

  • the registration expiry date
  • whether the registration is suspended or cancelled
  • any registration restrictions
  • any registration concessions (additional charges that might apply when transferred to a new owner)
  • the Compulsory Third Party insurer and policy expiry date.
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  • the vehicle's NSW registration plate number.
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  1. Select the 'Check online' button.
  2. Enter the vehicle's NSW plate number, without spaces or dots.
  3. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
  4. Select the 'Next' button.
  5. Review the registration report.
  6. Print the report by selecting the 'Print' button.
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  • The free registration check can only be run on vehicles previously or currently registered in NSW.
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  • For a fee you can get additional information such as if the vehicle has been written off, or if the vehicle, its number plate or engine are reported as stolen.
  • If you intend buying a vehicle from a private seller, you should visit the Personal Property Securities Register website to find out if there is any finance owing.
  • If you need information for legal proceedings you can request a certified copy from:

Roads and Maritime Services Certificates Unit
Locked Bag 14
Grafton NSW 2460.

Service NSW and Roads and Maritime Services are aware of a Third Party website offering vehicle registration checks. This site charges a fee for the registration check. Customers should note that Roads and Maritime Services and Service NSW do not have any connection with other websites or services.

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For online transactions:

  • PayPal, or
  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay, Diners Club or American Express).

For phone transactions:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

For transactions in person at a service centre:

  • cash (in Australian currency)
  • cheque (personal, bank or agency drawn)
  • money order
  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express* or EFTPOS), or
  • Android Pay app.

Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit or debit card.

* Unfortunately, some locations may not accept American Express.

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Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/check-vehicle-registration