When you dispose of a vehicle...
You need to complete a Notice of Disposal
When you dispose of a vehicle, it is your responsibility to notify Roads and Maritime Services.
If you forget to tell us that you have disposed of the vehicle, you could be held responsible for parking and other driving offences until the new operator transfers the registration of the vehicle into their name.
To help avoid any unnecessary fines, you should complete and submit a Notice of Disposal to Roads and Maritime Services.
Note: Enforcement agencies may send enforcement notices to either the last registered operator, or the new operator on a recorded Notice of Disposal. You would also normally have an opportunity to advise enforcement agencies that you are no longer responsible for the vehicle, usually in the form of a statutory declaration.
If you have an E-Tag you should also update your number plate details with your tag provider.
Submitting a Notice of Disposal is free of charge and easy to do.
You can complete a Notice of Disposal:
- By mail
- You can download a Notice of Disposal form from Roads and Maritime Services website.
- Once you have completed the form, send it to:
Roads and Maritime Services
PO Box 21
Parkes NSW 2870
- You can complete the Notice of Disposal on the back of the vehicle's Certificate of Registration or download a Notice of Disposal form and take it to any motor registry.
Before you complete the Notice of Disposal form either by mail or in person at a Roads and Maritime Services registry, you will need the following mandatory information:
- Your name/organisation
- Signature (if the vehicle is registered in joint names, both signatures must be provided)
- Registration plate number
- Date of disposal
You should also provide the following additional information, particularly the name and address of the new operator so that new infringements can be forwarded to them:
Details of the vehicle you have disposed of
- Year built
- Engine number
- VIN/Chassis number
NOTE: You can find this information on the Certificate of Registration or on the vehicle.
- Licence/customer number
- Reason for the disposal
New operator details
- Date of birth
- Selling price or market price (whichever is higher)
- Licence/customer number.
Note: New operators may obtain a customer number for themselves by producing their Proof of Identity at a registry.
If you wish to keep the number plates
If the vehicle you are disposing of has special number plates and you wish to retain your special number plate rights, or you wish to keep them for another vehicle in your name, you must attend a registry to either 'exchange' the number plates between two vehicles in your name or to place the number plates in reserve at the registry and be issued with replacement standard number plates for the vehicle. This must be done BEFORE a notice of disposal or a transfer of registration is recorded.
Note: If the vehicle is sold with special number plates that incur additional fees, the new operator should be made aware of the additional fees they can expect to pay for these plates. The associated fees are also transferred with the special number plates attached to a vehicle when the registration is transferred to the new operator. For more information about special number plates contact myPlates on:
You will need to provide the new operator with ONE of the following:
- The completed Notice of Disposal form, signed by the last registered operator (or operators if the vehicle was registered in joint names).
- The Certificate of Registration, signed by the last registered operator (or operators if the vehicle was registered in joint names).
- A letter that clearly shows your name, address and signature, the new operator's details, the date the vehicle was disposed of, the selling price or market value (whichever is higher), the registration number and VIN or chassis number of the vehicle.
- A bill of sale, receipt or tax invoice that clearly shows your name and address, the new operator's details, the date the vehicle was disposed of, the selling price or market value (whichever is higher), the registration number and VIN or chassis number of the vehicle.
Do it online
If the buyer is a NSW resident with a NSW driver licence, you can complete your Notice of Disposal online.