If you have a vehicle that is currently registered in another jurisdiction (another Australian State or Territory), or has expired registration from another jurisdiction, you will need to register it in NSW if the vehicle is now permanently garaged in NSW.
A vehicle currently registered in another jurisdiction can be used temporarily in NSW without having to be registered in NSW, if the vehicle is registered in its home jurisdiction and displays any required number plates and labels.
An indicator that a vehicle is permanently garaged in NSW is the vehicle has been in NSW for more than three months.
You need to go to a registry, or send an authorised representative, to register the vehicle.
What you need to provide:
Proof of entitlement to register the vehicle.
- Proof of your residential address in NSW.
- An original, receipted RMS hard copy green slip or RMS copy of the CTP policy receipt with the number plate section blank (except for trailers).
- The period of cover must be 12 months for light vehicles.
- Your green slip must be issued by a NSW insurance provider.
- An unregistered light vehicle inspection report from an Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Station (AUVIS).
- A compliance certificate from a Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS) licensed certifier if the vehicle has been modified to the extent that it requires certification, or is an Individually Constructed Vehicle (ICV).
- The old number plates (if available).
- A completed Application for Registration form.
- If you send someone to register the vehicle for you, you must complete the Representative's Authority section on the application form.
- For a company: the Director or authorised delegate must complete and sign the Representative's section on the Application for Registration form, or provide a letter of authorisation on letterhead.
- In the case of an incorporated association: the Public Officer must sign.
- In all cases, the authorised representative must provide proof of their identity.
- Evidence of your eligibility for a pensioner or other concession if applicable.
All vehicles (including vehicles registered in another jurisdiction or imported vehicles) may need to be inspected by Roads and Maritime Services' Vehicle Identification and Inspection Unit (VIIU). There is an additional fee for this inspection. If your vehicle needs a VIIU inspection, you will be notified at the time of registration.
- Payment for: