REGO - registered in SA, purchased in NSW. Is it possible to keep it S

Submitted: Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 18:58
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Purchased a car in NSW and it is registered in SA we have 12 days left to notify them that it is now ours. It still has 3 months rego in SA but don't know how to keep it registered there. (We are in NSW)

Spoke to SA travel authority and they said need to re-register it as if it were unregistered in NSW> Which now mean we have to spend a bomb on getting it in the pit and slips ect,

IS THERE A WAY AROUND THIS?

(lots of cars are sold in NSW as advertised eg. '3 months rego. registered in SA, easy to do online' - - - are we being stupid or is it all just a lure?)

would really appreciate some advice, thanks :)
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Reply By: SDG - Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 19:12

Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 19:12
If you purchase a vehicle from interstate, regardless of how much rego is on it, you will need to re register it. This will require a blue slip. Cost about $50.00 I think from memory. This is basically just a pink slip, with a little more checking to detail. No need to go to RTA except for payment of transfer, plates, etc. (ie no pits)
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 21:10

Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 21:10
Blue slip is full roadworthy check and a vehicle ID check where VIN and engine numbers are checked. Only certain inspection stations can do them.
You may also need a weighbridge certificate depending on vehicle type.
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 22:14

Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 22:14
When I bought my sister's car (Vic registration) about 10 years ago not all NSW Blue Slip places could do the required vehicle ID and ownership checks. From memory I had to go to an RTA depot. Things may have changed in that period. Give RMS (the new RTA) a call.

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Reply By: John and Regina M - Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 20:37

Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 20:37
Of course there's a way around it...
Move to SA
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Reply By: Aussi Traveller - Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 23:57

Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 23:57
Simple answer is no, the simple thing to do is the right thing and re rego it in the state you are in, why try to break the law for a few bucks.
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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 08:47

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 08:47
Quite a few bucks.....
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 09:50

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 09:50
Wrong. Read SDG's post up above at record 515965. Same with us when transferring the registration to our names and into our home state. Even got a few dollars back from old state's RTA for the balance of the registration that was surrendered.

I haven't a figure of what it cost us but my wife said it wasn't a lot. Definitely not "Quite a few bucks....."

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 09:53

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 09:53
Missed a bit.

We renewed the registration for a full 12 months so naturally the new registration cost plenty but that is one thing that you cannot get out of paying.

The transfer to our names was bugger all.

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Reply By: madmav - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 08:59

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 08:59
...also should be able to get a partial refund from SA on any remaining rego.
I did the same when i registered my car(had nsw rego) in qld.
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Follow Up By: ELLLLIS - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 13:34

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 13:34
Thanks! :) I didnt know this. I phoned the SA auto people and they said it is possible.

For those who want to know how...
you just need:
-an MR3 form (downloadable from their website)
-letter of indemnity (downloadable)
-photocopy of receipt for the surrender of the SA plates
-photocopy of the certificate of registration in NSW
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Reply By: allein m - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 11:44

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 11:44
There is also the problem with your 3rd party green slip you have to buy from private insurance company s if you have a accident and i hope you do not there is problem getting any compensation here in NSW

I have now live in Broken hill but used to live in wa where you just pay rego and that is it unlike NSW where you have to find 3rd party accident insurance and it is complicated as each company has different claim options for drive at fault ect

Now I know many people here in Broken Hill do drive on SA rego they have a family member address in SA to mostly avoid pink slip inspection but I have been told that the police do check people with SA rego

is it worth it that is up to you and what you want to do .
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 12:26

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 12:26
Or one could do a simple search and get the correct answer from the RTA website

How to register an interstate vehicle in NSW
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Follow Up By: ELLLLIS - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 13:30

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 13:30
Yes, one could simply do that but that's not really what I'm asking
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Reply By: ELLLLIS - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 13:35

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 13:35
Thanks everyone :)
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 04:30

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 04:30
State of registration is according to the vehicle "garaging address" not where you live.
So it is quite legal to "garage" your vehicle in SA (with SA registration) and live in NSW. You might just have to convince the local copper in NSW that it is actually garaged in SA though when he pulls you over.

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