Here is a list of things that most people find out when it’s too late – like the day before you collect your new/used car.
Stamp duty is payable by everyone who buys a second hand car who is not a car dealer. It is 3% of the purchase price up to $45,000.00 then 5% for every dollar after that. They also hit you up with a $30 fee on top of that – like they’re not getting enough already!
- You have 14 days (not working days) to transfer your car
- The RTA is open on Saturday mornings until noon
- Most of the forms you need are available online – Click Here
- If you buy a car with no number plates you are not allowed to drive it unless you are on the way to get a Blue Slip. This slip is also required if the car has run out of rego for more than 3 months
- You can renew all of your registration needs online. As long as you have a current CTP – Compulsory Third Party Green Silp & a NSW Roadworthy certificate which are also online.
- You can now perform a Vehicle History Check via the RTA website or the PPRS web site (Personal Property Securities Register). This check will tell you how many owners a car has had, when it changed hands, whether it has been a repairable write off
- You are allowed to let your car run out of rego if you are going overseas or not using it
- You can now register your car for 6 MONTHS
- If you want someone else to go to the RTA for you in most cases you can. Simply download the form & authorise them to do so.
- To download a Statutory Declaration form which are hard to come across click here (PDF)
No more rego labels in NSW from January 1, 2013
From now on you no longer need a sticker to show that your car is registered, you simply go online and renew your rego. Police cars can detect whether or not your car needs registering and the fines are huge if you forget: $530.00 for unregistered and $530.00 for uninsured CTP.
Here is a very handy link to see if your car or one you are considering buying is registered and other useful information – it’s a free service. https://myrta.com/regcheck/
- It’s a good idea to check the title of a car prior to purchasing it. When you buy from a licensed motor dealer you are guaranteed title as well as being guaranteed there are no fines owing
- You can pay for a certificate but I think the online vehicle history check is far better
- All you need is the engine number, chassis or VIN number and the current rego number (any state in Australia)
- *On 31 October 2010, the RTA commenced new legislation which prohibited the registration of NSW written-off vehicles.
- Click here to access the online section of the RTA’s website to check on a car.
CTP Green Slips
- The main thing people don’t know is that these little green bits of paper don’t cover you at all when you crash into someone else’s car, bus, bike, or truck
- They do cover you for personal or property damage you might cause whilst driving your vehicle
- If you have comprehensive insurance your green slip becomes A LOT cheaper. Sometimes 25%
- There is a great web site where you can compare all prices of Green Slips in NSW. (Click the image below).
Pick Up point for Sydney Airport
We personally collect all of our clients who fly in from interstate to collect their new car.
Here is also a link to the International Terminal’s public pick up area