Transferring your registration to NSW
1. Purchase CTP insurance (a green slip) from a NSW CTP insurance provider
, also known as a "green slip", is a mandatory insurance that covers your legal liability for injuries caused while driving. In NSW, you must purchase your CTP cover before you can register your car. When you purchase your CTP insurance, make sure it meets the following requirements:
- Purchased from a registered NSW CTP insurance provider, such as Allianz
- Issued for 12 months
- Issued without number plate details (for interstate plates only)
If you have existing comprehensive or third-party property damage car insurance, you’ll also need to let your insurer know that you’re changing address.
2. Organise a car safety and identity check
3. Register your car
- Photo identification
- Proof of your registration entitlement: for example, Certificate of Registration, renewal notice or other registration, Motor Dealer Warranty form, Motor Dealer sales contract or proof of purchase
- A completed
- Your CTP green slip insurance policy receipt
- Your blue slip report
- Your previous number plates
- You may also need other documents if you’re registering a modified vehicle or a trailer
Your number plates will be transferred and new plates provided at the time of registration. If you need to register a change of address for your licence, or transfer your licence, you can also arrange this at a Service NSW Centre.
Moving away from NSW
1. Purchase CTP insurance
No matter what state you’re moving to, you’ll still need before you can register your vehicle. Depending on the state, this will be provided by either a private insurer that has been licenced by the state government to issue CTP insurance, or by a state-owned insurer.
The process of obtaining CTP insurance differs by state. In some states, such as , you will be required to purchase CTP insurance from an approved insurer prior to applying for registration. In others, such as SA, you can nominate your CTP insurer and pay for your CTP insurance at the same time as you pay your vehicle registration.
In , where the choice of CTP insurer is not available, the cost of CTP insurance will simply be included in the cost of your vehicle’s registration. Check the requirements in your new state before you apply for registration.
If you have existing comprehensive or third-party property damage car insurance, you’ll need to let your insurer know that you’re changing address. Alternatively, you can choose to purchase your comprehensive car insurance from your new CTP insurance provider instead.
2. Vehicle safety check
3. Register in person or online
Once you have everything you need, it’s time to transfer your registration. Along with the option to lodge your transfer in person, many states allow you to submit your registration online. You’ll either receive your new licence plates at the time of registration, or they’ll be sent to your address. In most states, you also have to update your licence details within 90 days.
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