When you sell or dispose of a NSW-registered vehicle, you must submit a 'notice of disposal' of the vehicle to Transport for NSW (TfNSW).
The notice of disposal (NOD) includes:
- the vehicles details
- your details and licence number
- the new owner's details and licence number.
Most importantly it informs TfNSW that you are no longer the registered operator of the vehicle.
Submit the NOD immediately after you've sold the vehicle so:
- you cannot be held responsible for any parking or driving offences the buyer/new owner might incur
- the new owner can transfer the vehicle's rego within 14 days and avoid paying a late fee.
The NOD can be submitted online. although in certain circumstances, you'll need to submit a paper form.
You'll need to submit a paper form at a Service NSW Centre or by mail, if any of the following apply:
- you don't have a NSW Driver Licence or Photo Card
- the new owner or operator doesn't have a NSW Driver Licence
- you're disposing of the vehicle on behalf of a company or organisation
- the buyer is an interstate motor dealer who doesn't have a NSW motor dealer licence number.
What you need
- the vehicle's NSW registration plate number
- your NSW driver licence or Photo Card details
- the new owner's NSW driver licence details, or the NSW motor dealer's licence number
- the sale date (known as the date of disposal)
- the sale price or market value of the vehicle (whichever is higher)
- a MyServiceNSW Account (optional).
How to submit
- Check the eligibility requirements.
- Select the 'Submit online' button.
- Choose to use:
- your driver licence or Photo Card details, or
- log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
- Enter the NSW plate number of the vehicle.
Note: If you're logged into your MyServiceNSW Account, choose the plate number from the list of eligible registered vehicles.
- Enter the required details.
- Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
- Print the receipt or send it to an email address.
If you're not able to submit online:
- Download and complete the Notice of Disposal – PDF.
- Visit a service centre and submit your NOD in person, or post it to:
PO Box 21
Parkes NSW 2870.
- A paper copy of the NOD is on the back of a vehicle's rego certificate. It is labelled 'Part A Notice of Disposal'.
- Make sure you keep a paper or digital copy of the NOD for your records.
- The new owner can only transfer the registration online after you've submitted your notice of disposal.
- If you have an E-tag account, contact your toll provider to remove the registration plate number from your account or you will be liable for the new owner's tolls.
Last updated: 20 April 2023