If your motor vehicle tradesperson certificate expired less than 3 months ago, you can restore your certificate online, or at a Service NSW Centre.

You can restore using the details on your renewal form.


You cannot restore online if: 

  • you don’t have a renewal number
  • you have changed your name
  • you cannot confirm the online declaration
  • your certificate expired more than 3 months ago. 

What you need

If your certificate expired less than 3 months ago, you'll need:

  • your renewal number (as shown on your renewal notice)
  • your certificate number
  • your payment.

How to restore

  1. Select the 'Restore online' button.
  2. Follow the prompts.
  3. Submit your completed application.

You'll need to lodge your application at a service centre if you’re unable to restore online. Include a signed statement explaining why you were unable to renew within the 3 month time period (if applicable).

More information

  • Your certificate is considered to have been renewed from the day it expired.
  • You must not work as motor vehicle tradesperson without a valid certificate.

Payment methods

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

Last updated: 28 November 2023