Sell a registered vehicle

When selling a registered vehicle in Victoria, the vehicle registration needs to transfer out of your name. The steps below explain how to do this and what your responsibilities are.

You can sell a vehicle as registered up to 3 months after its registration has expired. If it has expired for more than 3 months, your registration is cancelled and you must sell your vehicle as unregistered.

If the vehicle is sold interstate, refer to the sell an unregistered vehicle webpage.

Step 1: Give the buyer a Certificate of Roadworthiness

Get a Certification of Roadworthiness for the vehicle if required. The certificate must not be more than 30 days old when the sale takes place. Some vehicles and transfer types are exempt from requiring a Certificate of Roadworthiness:

Step 2: Give completed paperwork to the buyer

Fill in the ‘seller’ section of the application for transfer of registration form [PDF 368 Kb].

Note: You are required to inform the buyer in writing whether the vehicle is entered on any Written-off Vehicle Register, either in Victoria or interstate. This can be done by ticking ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in the appropriate section of the transfer form.

Give the buyer a receipt as proof of purchase and ownership of the vehicle. The receipt should be dated and include:

The buyer is responsible for submitting the application for transfer of registration form and Certificate of Roadworthiness to VicRoads.

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