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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 may apply upon transfer to a new owner), and
  • the Compulsory Third Party insurer and policy expiry date.
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You'll need 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. Check the 'I'm not a robot' box.
  5. Select the 'Next' button.
  6. Review the registration report.
  7. 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 need information for legal proceedings you can request a certified copy from Roads and Maritime Services Certificates Unit, Locked Bag 14, Grafton NSW 2460.
  • 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.
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Payment methods

For online or phone transactions, you can pay with:

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

For transactions in person at a service centre, you can pay with:

  • 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.

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