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State by state: Caravan registration in Australia

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When dealing with caravan registration, it pays to know what you need to do to get your caravan registered, before you purchase it. The procedure for caravan registration in each state and territory varies slightly. Following are the starting points for what you need to know in each state.

Important

Always check to see that the caravan has a vehicle identification number (VIN) plate. Before the sale you can check to see if a caravan has been reported stolen, written-off or has money owing on it by visiting the Australian Financial Security Authority website.

ACT

How to register a new caravan or transfer a used caravan in ACT.

NSW

How to register a new caravan in NSW.

How to transfer a caravan’s registration in NSW.

Before you purchase a caravan, check its registration and compulsory third party (CTP insurance online or by calling 132213. Note that registering a caravan in NSW is significantly more expensive than in other states and territories.

NT

How to register a new caravan in NT.

How to transfer a caravan’s registration in NT.

QLD

How to register a new caravan in QLD.

How to transfer a caravan’s registration in QLD.

Follow this guide on how to move your unregistered caravan from the place of purchase to your home.

SA

How to register a new caravan in SA.

How to transfer a caravan’s registration in SA.

To check the registration status of a caravan, use the EzyReg tool.

TAS

How to register a new caravan in TAS.

How to transfer a caravan’s registration in TAS.

To check a caravan’s registration status, if it has been stolen or has a defect notice, use the Vehicle Registration Status Enquiry.

Victoria

How to register a new caravan in Victoria.

How to transfer a caravan’s registration in Victoria.

When you purchase a caravan, if you want to drive it home you’ll need to get an Unregistered Vehicle Permit. Once you’ve got it home and you wish to register your caravan, you don’t need a permit to get it to VicRoads, but you should read Moving an unregistered vehicle.

WA

How to register a new caravan in WA.

How to transfer a caravan’s registration in WA.

You’ll note that some states and territories provide a good range of tools online, others will require you to contact them by phone or visit them. Before moving your caravan from the point of purchase to your home, and to the place of registration and back, check with your respective transport office.

Once it’s registered, check out our Caravan driving courses for beginners.

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