Transfer Rego on unregistered car from a deceased estate interstate

Submitted: Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 21:47
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I live in Victoria. My mate from NSW gave me his old Disco before he died. It sat in a paddock and was unregistered for a couple of years. All evidence of registration was destroyed when his house burned down.
I have just spent an hour combing the Vicroads website and don't know where to start. The vehicle is nearing completion of restoration and I intend to get it registered.
Any ideas on where to start?
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 22:02

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 22:02
Bob, your best bet is to go into the Vic equivalent of the RTA and ask them. Bare minimum your going to need the Vic equivalent of a blue slip / certificate of road worthiness.

Would be also useful if your mate gave you a note or invoice of transfer of ownership (signed slip etc.)

Not insurmountable, but would ease the process.
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Reply By: TomH - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 22:12

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 22:12
Ask the NSW registration office if they still have proof of registration might be an idea.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 23:29

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 23:29
I've had 2 daughters take their cars to Victoria.
If it was registered in another name in NSW, you will need to have it inspected.
If it was registered in the same name interstate, you won't need an inspection.

If it needs an inspection, you are at the mercy of whoever does the inspection. The guy who inspected one daughter's pristine Corolla in Melbourne knocked it back because the rear windscreen wiper rubber was smudging, even though it wasn't an inspection item. He was a turkey.
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 00:07

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 00:07
Turkey! Is very polite . Werst luck , we all meet them at some stage!
Good luck , but you will get there.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:32

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:32
Sorry, Ignore my reply - I missed the unregistered bit.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 14:13

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 14:13
Rear wiper not an inspection item, please explain!
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 14:29

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 14:29
Have a read:
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/roadworthiness/get-a-certificate-of-roadworthiness
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 07:05

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 07:05
If memory serves, you'll also need an estimate of market value for the payment of a transfer fee. Look at the Redbook online. Pre-resto of course.
Phone calls to Vicroads are usually productive.
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 08:40

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 08:40
The vehicle is unregistered so there is nothing to transfer, end of story!
All you need is a purchase receipt upon which the amount of stamp duty is calculated.
The receipt must show full details of the previous owner & a complete description of the vehicle including VIN.
Take that, a current RWC & a completed application for registration form to a Vicroads office along with the vehicle & you will be able to reregister it.
You will need a temporary use permit if you want to drive the vehicle to Vicroads, or you can take it on a trailer. If you drive it, make sure you have screws & tools to fit the new number plates.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 08:51

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 08:51
True Shaker. I also suggested that he gets some proof of ownership NOW so that there won't be any issues in the future with registration. Even a clause in the blokes will should be helpful plus a statement fro the executor.

You just never know what tomorrow will bring.

Things may be fine now but when the car is fully restored we are not looking at just a few quid for rightoff - and - well let's play safe. You see stuff ups on current affair type of shows. And this can be done amiably now better than later when relationships may change when the "link" has passed away years ago.

It happened in my family and involved a largish and valuable beach side property on the central coast of NSW, including a moored cruiser. The "new friend" got all - our side ZIP even though it was all promised from childhood.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:49

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:49
A signed purchase receipt constitutes proof of ownership for VicRoads. If he doesn't have one from the previous owner, the Executor of the estate is authorised to provide one, or he could use his "imagination"!

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 11:08

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 11:08
But as mates do I would guess that they didn't exchange any paperwork. We trust our mates, even very close family . . . Some of us too much. Believe me.

I would never suggest that anyone uses their "imagination". Never. There are so many links in government that even a cursory check find something and totally screw one's chances and eliminate any further assistance that the RTA could give him. Nah No way.

Phil
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 11:11

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 11:11
Maybe I should have just said: "Anyone who lives outside their means shouldn't be trusted . . . They may use yours". It goes with your life policy mate.

Phil
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Reply By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 08:40

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 08:40
Bob

I am pretty sure it would be to your benefit to talk to the RTA etc first, before anything else, maybe even as an anonymous caller to see what options you have.

If you don't know already, then find out from the family who the real owner is, and it will help gazillions if they say that you are and will put that in writing.

Being the official owner with the car in another state it is just like moving a car interstate. But if you don't have actual paper evidence that you are the owner then lets hope it's in the will or that the family will "sell" or "give" it to you.

But firstly contact the RTA.

A good case for giving Google the miss mate.

Phil
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 10:01

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 10:01
"REGO" is not and has never been 'proof' of vehicle ownership it is only proof of who the vehicle is registered to for the collection of fees and or 'fines' ……over 80% of Australian vehicles are owned technically by banks and leasing companies…….
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 14:20

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 14:20
VicRoads are only interested in transferring from a registered individual or company.
With an interstate or unregistered vehicle which can't be transferred they only require a purchase receipt.

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 19:05

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 19:05
Thanks everyone for your assistance.

I'll get on the blower to Vicroads, but will progress the RWC and temporary registration.

Bob
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Reply By: Member - 8111COLIN - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 19:41

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 19:41
My turn .
Shaker has it bang on right .
couldn't have said it better , even if I were vic roads.

Colin
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 20:31

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 20:31
Thanks, I did it for a living for many years!
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 23:16

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 23:16
Hehe - Shaker, hope you didn't knock anyone back for a smudging rear wiper :-)
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 23:24

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 23:24
I didn't do RWC, I was accreditted by VicRoads to do in house registrations.

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