What to do when you sell a vehicle

Find out what you need to do when you sell a vehicle in Victoria. 

When you sell a vehicle privately in Victoria, you need to let VicRoads know by submitting a notice of disposal. You will need to do this before the buyer can complete their part of the process.

In most cases, you can complete the notice of disposal by logging in to your myVicRoads account.

Log in to myVicRoads

If your transfer includes an exemption or extra documentation you may have to complete the transfer at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

This includes transfers:

See more about transferring your registration at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre

Steps to transfer a vehicle in Victoria

Step 1: Before the sale – get a certificate of roadworthiness (if required)

Before you sell your vehicle, you will need to get a certificate of roadworthiness (if required) from a licensed vehicle tester. The licensed vehicle tester will inspect your vehicle to make sure it is safe to drive on the road.  

Once your vehicle passes inspection, you will be issued with a certificate of roadworthiness that will remain current for 30 days. If your vehicle does not pass the first inspection, you will need to get any issues fixed within 14 days. 

Find a licensed tester

See more about getting a Certificate of Roadworthiness.

Step 2: Before the sale – make sure you have a myVicRoads account

It’s easiest to notify VicRoads that you have sold your vehicle by submitting a notice of disposal online.

You can do this in your myVicRoads account.

Log in to myVicRoads

If you don't have a myVicRoads account, you can easily sign up

If you can’t do the transfer online, you can fill out the vehicle transfer form (PDF 230 kB) and visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

Step 3: At the sale – complete the notice of disposal with the buyer

You should complete the notice of disposal with the buyer while they are still there. You can do this by finding the vehicle in your myVicRoads account and selecting “Transfer vehicle”.

The buyer will need to give you:  

  • their Victorian driver licence number or their VicRoads customer number
  • their family name (or the ACN if the vehicle is being bought by a company or incorporated association).  

You will need to give the buyer the certificate of roadworthiness (if required).

Once you have completed the notice of disposal, you’ll get an email within 24 hours to say that the car has been transferred out of your name.

If you can’t begin the transfer while the buyer is there

If you aren’t able to complete the notice of disposal while the buyer is there, you should fill in the vehicle transfer form (PDF 230 kB) with the buyer and take a copy instead.

You will still be able to complete the notice of disposal online later.

Give the buyer a receipt

We recommend you fill in a receipt with the buyer for your records that includes: 

  • your name and address
  • the buyer’s name, address and signature
  • the vehicle’s details
  • the date and time of the sale.  

You can use the VicRoads receipt template (PDF 501kB).

Help with selling a vehicle

A guide to getting a certificate of roadworthiness
Roadworthy exemptions
Proving you are the owner of a vehicle

Other kinds of transfers

Sell a vehicle from interstate
Transfer a vehicle to your spouse

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