Sell an unregistered vehicle

VicRoads is not required to be informed of the sale of an unregistered vehicle.

If you want to cancel your registration and sell your vehicle unregistered, you need to:

  • remove any number plates affixed to the vehicle, and return the number plates to VicRoads 
  • cancel your registration and apply for a refund if the vehicle registration is still current. 

Sell your vehicle and provide proof of purchase to the buyer

You should write a receipt for the buyer and keep a copy as proof of sale. VicRoads has a receipt template that you can use to ensure you’ve recorded all the information you need, but if you don’t want to use this template then make sure your receipt includes:

  • date and time of sale
  • your name and address
  • the buyer’s name, address and signature
  • the vehicle’s details such as the VIN or chassis number, make and model.

The register of vehicles maintained by VicRoads does not provide evidence of title (ownership)

If you sell your vehicle unregistered, a Certificate of Roadworthiness is not required.

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