When you buy a NSW-registered vehicle, if you transfer the registration within 14 days of purchase you'll avoid having to pay a late transfer fee.
You can transfer the registration online if the seller/previous owner has submitted a notice of disposal (NOD).
If the seller has not done this, you can still complete the transfer at a Service NSW Centre within 14 days of purchase and avoid paying the late transfer fee.
- hold a NSW Driver Licence
- be transferring a vehicle registered in NSW.
Sometimes it’s not possible to transfer registration online, so you'll need to visit a service centre if any of the following apply:
- you’ve bought the vehicle:
- on behalf of an organisation/business, or
- from interstate
- you need to transfer the registration due to the death of the owner
- you’re transferring the registration as the carer or guardian of the vehicle’s owner
- the vehicle is a heavy vehicle with a gross vehicle mass of over 4.5 tonnes
- the vehicle’s previous owner has not submitted a NOD
- the vehicle has special or personalised number plates you don’t want to keep
- the vehicle’s previous NSW registration expired more than 3 months ago
- you’re entitled to a stamp duty exemption.
What you need
- a MyServiceNSW Account – you can create one when you start your application
- your concession details (if applicable)
- the previous owner to have submitted a NOD
- the vehicle's NSW registration plate number
- the purchase date of the vehicle
- the purchase price or market price of the vehicle (whichever is higher)
- payment for the transfer fee and any additional fees and taxes (if applicable).
How to transfer
- Check the eligibility requirements.
- Select the 'Transfer online' button.
- Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
- Follow the prompts to transfer the registration.
If you're not eligible to transfer the registration online:
- Download and complete the Application for Transfer of Registration – PDF.
- Visit a service centre with:
- When you buy a vehicle that has current NSW registration, the compulsory third party insurance (CTP green slip) will automatically transfer to you.
- If you are transferring a current NSW registration, you will not need an eSafety inspection report (pink slip).
- If the vehicle has special 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 bought the vehicle from a pensioner eligible for a tax concession you are not entitled to, you may need to pay motor vehicle tax when transferring the registration.