How to Avoid Hassles in Buying a Vehicle?

Relocating to another place?  It is not uncommon to relocate to another place within Australia.  However, you should remember that the Australia is a federal country where all the eight States and territories are independent of each other.  Therefore, the vehicle registration of each territory is confined to their respective jurisdiction.  Therefore, if you are contemplating of moving out from a state to another state, make sure that all the formalities concerning the Rego Check are thoroughly checked.    Otherwise, you may land in trouble.  Here is a check list what you should be aware of:

Rego Check

The vehicle number allotted to the engine and chassis is basically confined to the registration authority only.  In case you are in another state during the period of renewal, the chances are that you will have to drive the vehicle for renewal purpose.  Therefore, ensure that the validity is long enough till you come back to the same state in case the renewal period falls in between.  The First thing you should look at is the Rego check whether all relevant parameters are satisfactory or not.

Vehicle Identification Number

Though the details of the vehicle could check online, in case you need the details of vehicles registered after 1989, you need to enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to get the relevant details.


Though the vehicle is not registered in your name, you are supposed to ensure that the vehicle has all valid documents including the insurance.  Driving a vehicle without insurance is an offense and is punishable under law of the land.

Other Relevant Points

The details required to be checked before buying a vehicle include

  • Registration details and the status
  • Make, model and body shape
  • Whether the registration has been cancelled
  • Purpose of vehicle—whether personal, transport and commercial
  • Insurance details
  • Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Certificate
  • Finance encumbrance of the vehicle
  • Full Sales history
  • Odometer check

Though it would be possible for you to obtain only basic info about the vehicle, other essential data would be collected by us and duly  verified so that there is no hassle while transferring the vehicle in your name.

In case you intend to buy a second hand vehicle, the services could be availed from us and you can have peace of mind while we do the services for you.  All this is done for a small fee and you can concentrate on other important work and the vehicle would be at your doorstep within the shortest possible time.