You must apply for transfer of registration at a
service centre or agency within 14 days of
purchasing/acquiring a vehicle.
(applications will not be accepted by mail)
If you do not have the current certificate of registration, you
will need an original letter or receipt that clearly shows:
If you do not have the current registration, or a letter, or
receipt clearly showing the required information, transfer of
registration may be refused.
You should have the current certificate of registration for the
vehicle. Make sure it is signed on the back by the seller.
Proof of Identity (POI):
When you attend a service centre, you need to show proof
of identity (POI). You can use your current NSW driver
photo licence or one which expired within the last two years.
A brochure listing other acceptable POI documents is
available from service centres, by visiting the Roads and
Maritime website at rms.nsw.gov.au or call Service NSW on
13 77 88.
Corporations are required to provide one of the following
when being established as a Roads and Maritime customer
for the first time, or to change its name:
Certificate of Registration of a Foreign Company, with
Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN) for
companies incorporated overseas.
Government authorities or organisations incorporated under
legislation must provide on letterhead the name of the Act
under which they are incorporated when being established
as a Roads and Maritime customer for the first time, or to
change its name.
Applying for transfer of registration
Heavy Vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM:
If you are transferring the registration of a heavy
vehicle over 4.5 tonnes GVM, you must also indicate the
Nominated Configuration Code at question 11. For
information on these codes visit the Roads and Maritime
website at rms.nsw.gov.au/configuration
The seller's name, address and signature
The registration number of the vehicle
The VIN or chassis number
The date that you bought the vehicle
How much you paid for it.
Certificate of Registration, with Australian Company
A current Extract of the Company, with ACN
Certificate of Registration on Change of Name with ACN
A printed extract from the Australian Securities
Investment Commission (ASIC) website with ACN
Certificate of Incorporation issued by the NSW Fair
Trading or an Association Summary from NSW Fair
Trading's online search facility.
The transfer fee is at least $34. If you do not apply to
transfer the registration within 14 days of purchasing/
acquiring the vehicle, a late application fee of at least $121
Transfer and Stamp Duty charges:
If you send someone else to the service centre to apply to
transfer the registration to your name, fill in the
Representative Authority section of this form. If the vehicle
is being registered in the name of a corporation, the
Representative Authority must be filled in. For a company,
the Director or an authorised delegate must complete and
sign the Representative Authority. In the case of
incorporated association, the public officer must sign. In all
cases, the authorised representative must provide proof of
If you are not already recorded on the Roads and Maritime
computer system, you must attend the service centre in
person and provide POI.
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Your POI documents must be originals and
must include your signature and your
This field may be used to record an organisation name.
This name will be recorded on the Certificate of
Registration. The name recorded in this field is not the
registered operator of the vehicle.
If the vehicle is registered with a concession additional costs
Stamp duty is collected by Roads and Maritime on behalf of
the Office of State Revenue when registration is issued to a
different person or corporation. Stamp duty is based on the
market value of the vehicle or the price you paid, whichever
is greater. Stamp duty is calculated at $3 per $100, or part
of the vehicle's value.
For passenger vehicles valued over $45,000 with seating for
up to 9 occupants, including: a sedan, station wagon,
coupe, convertible, four wheel drive vehicle with seats and
windows, two wheel drive panel van with seats and
windows, three wheel car, forward control passenger
vehicle, small bus, motor home, or snow vehicle the rate of
stamp duty is $1,350 plus $5 per $100, or part, of the
vehicle's value over $45,000.
You can use this method to calculate the amount of stamp
duty payable for your vehicle, or you can use the Office of
State Revenue's stamp duty calculator at osr.nsw.gov.au
Costs shown are correct at the time of printing,
but can be subject to change without notice.
Hearing or speech impaired?
Call on the National Relay Service: TTY users phone
133 677 then ask for 13 77 88. Speak and Listen users
phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 13 77 88.