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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: 19 May 2023
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