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Introduction

If you've moved from interstate and are now living in NSW, you need to register your vehicle in NSW. You can do this at a Service NSW Centre.

Please note: If a vehicle is kept or garaged in NSW and doesn't have a NSW registration, it is considered 'unregistered'. Severe penalties apply if you drive an unregistered or uninsured vehicle.

What you need

  • your proof of identity
  • your business or organisation details (if applicable)
  • proof of your registration entitlement
  • evidence of pensioner or concession entitlement (if applicable)
  • the original number plates
  • original compulsory third party insurance policy receipt (CTP green slip) – insurance must be issued for 12 months, be without number plates details and must be issued by a NSW insurance provider
  • report from an Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Station (blue slip), issued no more than 42 days prior
  • compliance certificate from the Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (if the vehicle has been modified)
  • the PDF form – 'Application for Registration'
  • your payment.

To receive a NSW stamp duty exemption, you'll need to provide:

  • a current certificate of registration in your name, or
  • if applicable, other evidence that confirms you've paid stamp duty on the following vehicle types in these states:
    • Australian Capital Territory: Light vehicles (other than trailers and motorcycles) with a year model of 2008 and onward
    • Queensland: Light trailers up to 4.5 tonnes, and primary producer vehicles over 6 tonnes
    • South Australia: Light trailers up to 4.5 tonnes, and buses with 12 seats or more that are used for hire and reward
    • Victoria: Light trailers up to 4.5 tonnes. 

How to apply

  1. Download and complete Application for Registration – PDF.
  2. Gather the required documentation and your old number plates.
  3. Visit a service centre and lodge your application.

More information

  • Blue slip reports are only valid for 42 days.
  • If you want to claim Toll Relief, you'll need to contact a NSW toll provider and set up a NSW personal toll account.
  • In a few circumstances, you're able to keep your old interstate number plates. It depends on the state/territory of issue, and the type of plate.

Payment methods

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