Newly purchased vehicles include:
- Brand new vehicles that have never been registered in NSW or any other state.
- Used vehicles that have no current registration in NSW.
When you buy a new vehicle from a motor dealer, they may register it for you.
However, if you've never dealt with Roads and Maritime Services before, you will need to go to a registry and provide proof of identity.
If you can provide a current licence or previous registration, the motor dealer should be able to complete the registration and provide a registration certificate with sticker (if required) and number plates.
Note: From 1 January 2013, registration stickers are no longer required for light vehicles (including motorcycles and trailers) up to 4.5 tonnes. See No more rego stickers for light vehicles for more information.
What you may need to pay:
Use our rego calculator to work out costs for registering your vehicle.
Note: Some concessions are available. See fees and concessions for more information.
Before purchasing a vehicle you should consider checking the vehicle's history. See Buying a vehicle for more information.
When purchasing a used vehicle that is not currently registered in NSW, you will need to visit a registry with:
- Proof of your identity or if registering in the name of a business, proof that the company or organisation is a legal entity.
- Proof of entitlement to register the vehicle.
- Proof of your residential address in NSW.
- If you are registering a vehicle in the name of an organisation, proof of residential address is not required.
- A hard copy green slip or 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 identity and safety check report (previously blue slip) from an Authorised Safety Check Station. Evidence of repairs if the vehicle is a repairable write-off.
- A vehicle compliance certificate from a licensed certifier if the vehicle is non-standard, or is an Individually Constructed Vehicle (ICV). See Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme for more information.
- The number plates (if available).
- A completed application for registration form.
- Evidence of your eligibility for a pensioner or other concession if applicable.
- A Representative's Authority if the vehicle is being registered in the name of an organisation, or if you send someone to register the vehicle for you.
- 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.
- Payment for:
- All vehicles presented for registration (including interstate and imported vehicles) may need to be inspected by the 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.