Check vehicle registration


You can check your vehicle registration or the status of the one you’re looking at buying. You can also check to see if the vehicle is stolen or written off.

Check vehicle registration

Registration Check

The Registration check is a free service that can be used to confirm a vehicle's details* and registration status.

This check is for cars, motorcycles, trucks, trailers and caravans recorded on the Victorian Vehicles Register. It's not a national check. You'll be provided with the following vehicle information:

  • VIN/chassis number, engine number, make, colour, body type, year of manufacture
  • registration status (current, expired, suspended or cancelled)
  • details of a Fines Victoria vehicle sanction (if applicable).

Visit the Registration check service website.

*Note. This service is not available for Vessel (Boat or Personal Watercraft (PWC)) registration. 

Personal Property Securities Register service

The Personal Properties Security Register (PPSR) service is a national register for recording security interests in personal property, including vehicles.

You can use this service to check:

  • if there are any security interests on the vehicle (for example an outstanding debt) 
  • vehicle details (such as make and model) 
  • registration status 
  • stolen status and 
  • written off status.

Fees apply. Visit the PPSR website for details.

You can find more information about the PPSR by visiting the Personal Property Securities Register (External link) or by:

  • calling 1300 007 777 (1300 00PPSR)  
  • emailing [email protected]
  • fax (08) 7087 4405 
  • writing to: National Service Centre, GPO Box 1944, Adelaide, SA 5001.

Takata airbag recall

Check is my airbag safe if a vehicle’s been recalled due to a faulty airbag.

If your vehicle is listed or if you have questions as to why it’s not, call an authorised vehicle dealership or the vehicle manufacturer as soon as possible.

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