When a NSW-registered vehicle changes ownership, Transport for NSW needs to update its records. To do this, it requires: 

  1. The previous owner/seller to lodge a Notice of Disposal (NOD).
  2. The new owner/buyer to transfer the vehicle's registration (rego) into their name within 14 days of acquiring the vehicle to avoid a late transfer fee.


You can transfer the registration online if:

You must visit a Service NSW Centre to transfer the registration if:

What you need

To transfer the registration online, you'll need:

  • a MyServiceNSW Account
    • you can create one when you start your application
    • you need the service 'NSW Driver Licence and vehicle registration' added to your account
  • your concession details (if applicable)
  • the purchase date of the vehicle
  • the purchase price or market price of the vehicle (whichever is higher) 
  • payment for the:

To transfer the registration at a service centre, you’ll need: 

How to transfer

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the 'Transfer online' button.
  3. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
  4. Follow the prompts to transfer the registration.

If you're not eligible to transfer the registration online, you’ll need to visit a service centre with your documentation.

More information

  • When you buy a vehicle that has a current NSW registration, the compulsory third party (CTP) insurance (green slip) will automatically transfer to you.
  • If you are transferring a current NSW registration, you will not need a safety inspection report (pink slip). 
  • If the vehicle has special or personalised number plates and they've been transferred with the vehicle, you take on all the rights, responsibilities and annual fees that go with those plates.
  • If you have an e-toll or toll pass account, contact your provider to update your vehicle details. You can open an account if you don't already have one.
  • You'll need to transfer a vehicle registration if you:
    • transfer your vehicle to a spouse or family member 
    • win, inherit or receive a vehicle as a gift.

Payment methods

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

Last updated: 7 December 2023