Carrying a load or towing
You're allowed to carry or tow a boat on an unregistered boat trailer as long as you obtain a UVP for the trailer and only use it for a single trip journey.
You can't tow or carry a load on any other unregistered trailer if it has been issued with a UVP.
Towing an unregistered vehicle (without a UVP)
You can move an unregistered vehicle by towing it on a trailer, behind a registered vehicle, or using a towing company.
Towing behind a registered vehicle
If you have a full licence or P2 probationary licence you can tow an unregistered vehicle behind a registered vehicle. When doing this you must:
- attach a flag (minimum 30cm square) to the rope, chain or wire
- maintain a maximum space of 4 metres between the vehicles, or 2.5 metres if one is a motorcycle
- if using a rope, chain or wire, ensure the towed vehicle’s brakes are working
- the person behind the wheel of the towed vehicle is licensed to drive that towed vehicle.
P1 Probationary licence holders
If you have a P1 probationary licence you cannot tow a vehicle unless:
- you are doing so as part of your employment and at the request of your employer
- you are doing so solely in connection with agricultural, horticultural, dairying, pastoral or other similar pursuits, or commercial fishing, or
- you have an experienced driver sitting beside you and have 'Driver under Instruction' plates displayed on the front and back of the vehicle.
Visiting overseas vehicles
A UVP can be issued to overseas vehicles visiting Victoria that do not have registration in the country of origin. The applicant is required to provide proof (e.g. Entry Visa) that the vehicle is visiting Victoria temporarily.
To get a permit for an unregistered overseas vehicle visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre
with the vehicle details and documents.
If the overseas registration is current, a permit is not necessary. However, transport accident cover must be taken out. You can get transport accident cover by applying for a TAC85 permit.
To get a TAC85 permit you will need to provide the vehicle details and