Whether buying a used motor vehicle from a dealer or private seller, it can be catchy to get exact facts about its past. A straightforward free registration check, often referred to as a ‘rego’ check, offers you a snapshot of a vehicle’s registration details. It stands out as one of the most effective methods for ensuring accurate and essential information about a vehicle.
Why Choose Free Rego Check?
It’s important to get a free rego check before you commit to buying a used motor vehicle. Buying one without taking this step could get you into serious problems afterward. Key benefits for doing this free rego check.
Legal Registration Check: All vehicles must be registered in Australia, whether you drive that vehicle or not. It is your/driver’s responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is legally registered with authority. Driving an unregistered/fake plate number, could pose you to hefty penalties that may come as heavy fines, imposing demerit points or loss of driving license.
Insurance Coverage check: By conducting a free rego check, you gain insight into your vehicle’s compulsory insurance coverage, known as CTP (Compulsory Third Party). This check provides information about the coverage’s expiration date. In the unfortunate event of an accident involving your vehicle, lacking valid coverage could potentially leave you legally responsible for any injuries or damages incurred.
Inspect Before You Purchase: Conducting a registration or rego check offers you the opportunity to gather comprehensive information about a vehicle before finalizing your purchase decision.
What Free Rego Check Provide?
A free rego check will include the following information for you:
- Vehicle Registration number;
- Registration status (valid/suspended/cancelled);
- Any retrictions on registration
- Registration expiry date;
- Any concession on registration
- Make / model / body shape of the vehicle; and
- CTP insurer’s detail and current policy and its’ expiry date.
Free Rego Check Doesn’t Include
A free rego check won’t give you all the details you need to know about your vehicle history. For example, it won’t tell you if the used vehicle you are going to buy has money owing to a third party. Conducting a PPSR check, often called REVS Check or VIN Check will let you know if anything is owed to others. To undertake a PPSR check you will get all other key important information. You can go for a comprehensive vehicle history report that includes following fresh details
- Finance check
- Stolen check
- Written- off check
- PPSR Certificate
- VIN check
To undertake a PPSR check, all you need is your reo number for vehicles earlier up to 1989 or your VIN. Just put these into the search box of our website and we will send you a detailed vehicle report in a few seconds. Visit for more about VIN Check.
How to do a free rego check?
It is a simple way to check for free rego. Make sure you have your vehicle’s license registration number or plate number and or or Vehicle Identification Number( VIN) in front of you. Explore the provided website links from the relevant transportation authorities.
- New South Wales (NSW): Check of a vehicle registered in New South Wales, visit the Service NSW website, and click to look further about NSW rego check.
- Victoria (VIC): Check of a vehicle registered in Victoria, visit the VicRoads website, and click to look further about VIC rego check.
- Queensland(QLD): Registration check for vehicles registered in Qeensland, visit the Transport QLD website, and click to look further about QLD rego check.
- South Australia (SA): Check of a vehicle registered in South Australia, visit the SA Gov website, and click to look further about SA rego check.
- Western Australia (WA): Check of a vehicle registered in Western Australia, visit the Transport WA website, and click to look further about WA rego check.
- Tasmania (TAS): Vehicle registered in Tasmania, check Transport TAS Govt website, and click to look further about TAS rego check.
- Australian Capital Territory (ACT): Check of a vehicle registered in Australian Capital Territory, visit the ACT Govt Canberra website, and click to look further about ACT rego check.
- Northern Territory (NT): Check of a vehicle registered in Northern Territory, visit the NT Government website, and click to look further about NT rego check.
What is VIN
A vehicle identification number, in short VIN, is a 17 digit unique number given to it by its manufacturer
What is PPSR Certificate
An official government Certificate issued by Australian authority The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)
Where to look for VIN in my vehicle
VIN is a 17 digit number written on car body, you look for on the windscreen or inside the body once you open the engine cover or on body while driver side door is open.
What is REVS?
REVS means Registered Encumbered Vehicles. This is a government system that is responsible for registering vehicles with an Encumbrances. It basically tells you whether a car is on loan or has any money owning against it.