Incapacitated person vehicles

Learn more about incapacitated person vehicles and what you need to complete a transfer.

Vehicle Description
Incapacitated person's vehicle

A vehicle that is designed solely for the conveyance of one incapacitated person where:

  • the person's mobility is seriously impaired and
  • the vehicle will not be used to convey any other person.

The vehicle must be registered in the name of an incapacitated person.

Private vehicle used to carry incapacitated person

A private vehicle used to carry an incapacitated person that is:

  • converted to provide wheelchair access to and from the vehicle
  • capable of carrying at least one occupied wheelchair
  • to be used for conveying an incapacitated person whose mobility is seriously impaired
  • not a commercial passenger vehicle e.g. is not a taxi* to carry wheelchairs.

This vehicle must be registered in the name of:

  • an incapacitated person
  • parent/legal guardian of an incapacitated person (who is a minor) or
  • a relative or a carer of an incapacitated person.
Government or charitable vehicle used to carry incapacitated person

A vehicle that is:

  • converted to provide wheelchair access to and from the vehicle
  • capable of carrying at least one occupied wheelchair
  • used for conveying an incapacitated person whose mobility is seriously impaired
  • marked with the name of the registered operator or, in the "State of Victoria (department of xxx)”
  • not a commercial passenger vehicle e.g. is not a taxi* modified to carry wheelchairs.

The vehicle must be registered in the name of:

  • a charitable, benevolent or religious institution,
  • a "State of Victoria (department of xxx)”
  • a public statutory authority or
  • a municipal council.
Organisations providing transport for disabled persons

The vehicle must be used for:

  • the transport of the disabled, handicapped or injured if the vehicle is being transferred to the St John's Ambulance Australia (Victoria) Inc. or
  • the conveyance of disabled or handicapped people for training, education or employment, if it is to be owned by a corporation established for a public purpose (not for private gain) and must have the entity name marked.
Approved Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) pensioners

The vehicle can be registered in the name of a veteran who has been assessed under the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986 of the Commonwealth as a veteran to whom: 

  • section 22 of that Act applies at the 100% or higher rate; or 
  • section 23, 24, 25 or 104 of that Act applies; or
  • the person is assessed under Part 2 of Chapter 4 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 of the Commonwealth as a person who has suffered an impairment resulting from one or more service injuries or diseases, the degree of which constitutes 40 impairment points or more; and 
  • in either case, no other vehicle is being operated in their name as an incapacitated war veteran’s vehicle.

*Note: A taxi is a commercial passenger vehicle providing booked and unbooked (rank and hail) services.

What you need to submit

The following items are required within 14 days of the buyer taking possession of the vehicle:

and:

For Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) pensioners

The following items are required within 14 days of the buyer taking possession of the vehicle:

and:

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