Transfer to/from trust or nominee

When a trust purchases a vehicle, a trustee is nominated as the registered operator of the vehicle. The trustee is a person or an incorporated body who has been given the power to act on behalf of another person under a legal arrangement.

To transfer the registration of a vehicle to a trust, you’ll need to provide: 

You can lodge the documentation by either:

To transfer the registration of a vehicle from a trust, you’ll need to complete the standard process to buy a registered vehicle.

Lodge the documentation within 14 days of transfer by either:

To transfer the registration of a vehicle to a new trustee, you’ll need to provide:

  • an original or certified copy of the Deed of Appointment of a New Trustee (it must identify the current registered operator as the “retiring trustee”; statutory declarations won’t be accepted)
  • complete and sign the vehicle transfer form [PDF 678 Kb]
  • lodge the documentation by either:

The transfer will be exempt from payment of transfer fee and motor vehicle duty, or from providing a roadworthy certificate.

To transfer the registration of a vehicle to a beneficiary of a trust, you’ll need to:

The transfer will be exempt from payment of transfer fee and motor vehicle duty, or from providing a roadworthy certificate.

Lodge the documentation by either:

Other types of transfers:

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