Buy an unregistered vehicle

You can purchase a car without registration in Victoria. Before you can drive it, you must register the vehicle or apply for an unregistered vehicle permit.

An unregistered vehicle is a vehicle that is not registered or its registration has expired by more than 3 months. When sold, unregistered vehicles do not need a Certificate of Roadworthiness.

Step 1: Check the vehicle registration

Before you buy a vehicle, you can check the vehicle registration to confirm it is unregistered, is listed as stolen, written off or has money owning on it.

Step 2: Get proof of purchase from the seller

As the register of vehicles maintained by VicRoads does not provide evidence of title, you should ask the seller for a receipt and keep this as proof of purchase and ownership. The receipt should be dated and included:

Step 3: Get an unregistered vehicle permit from VicRoads

If you need to drive the vehicle while it is unregistered, for example to drive the vehicle home after purchasing it, you must obtain an Unregistered Vehicle Permit.

Step 4: Register the vehicle

If you want to drive the vehicle on the road, you must register your vehicle.

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