Registration cancellation
  • A1 Express
  • Jun 25, 2022

So you have finally decided to dispose of your old vehicle. Needless to say, you must, first of all, notify the Department of Transport in your state as soon as possible if you have sold or disposed of your registered car i.e. carry out a registration cancellation.

If you don’t, you may be held liable for any parking or driving violations committed by the new owner. When your car is involved in an accident and is still registered to you, proving that the vehicle was not yours at the time of the incident/crime is difficult.

You may also be charged with being irresponsible, which could result in financial penalties and, depending on the severity of the crime, even imprisonment.

If your vehicle was used in criminal activity, had been in an accident, or involved in road violations then you will be held responsible if you don’t inform the government authorities that you no longer own the vehicle.

This will include going to the police station, the transportation authorities, and even the courts. The procedure can be complex, painful, and time and money-consuming.

It’s never easy to explain why the car that belongs to you wasn’t with you during the time of the incident. Hence if you have decided to dispose of your car then letting the state government know about it beforehand can save you from a lot of future complications.

When is the right time for vehicle registration cancellation?

If your vehicle has reached the end of its useful life and you are giving it up then registration cancellation is the first thing you should be doing. No matter what the reason is, if you no longer drive it, you should stop being accountable for it.

By canceling the registration of an unwanted or undriven vehicle, you are stating that you no longer drive the vehicle and shouldn’t be held responsible for any problems caused by it. You’ll have to possibly cancel your registration if:

  • You want to sell a car.
  • Your car has been vandalized or stolen.
  • You’ve registered your car in another state.
  • You can no longer safely operate your car.

Vehicles registrations get canceled mainly for these reasons:

  • You are late on payments.
  • You have decided to cancel your registration.
  • The transport authorities have declared it as a written-off vehicle.
  • The car doesn’t adhere to Victorian government road policy.

What do you need to cancel your vehicle registration – Registration Cancellation

Before filling out the vehicle disposal notice, make sure you have these at hand.

  • Proof of your identity—the name of the car’s registered owner
  • The registered owner of the vehicle’s address.
  • Your driver’s license or the serial number on your vehicle.
  • Registration records for automobiles.
  • Vehicle registration number plates
  • If you’re canceling because the vehicle has been written off –the date of the crash.
  • Pay the price of registration cancellation.

Vehicle Information

You will need the following information to complete the registration cancellation process.

  • Registration plate’s number
  • Year of manufacturer
  • VIN/Chassis number
  • Engine number

Seller’s Information

  • Name/title of the seller/business
  • Address
  • Date of disposal
  • License/Customer number

Buyer’s information

  • Name/business of the buyer
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • License/Customer number

How to cancel the registration of a vehicle in Melbourne, Victoria – Registration Cancellation

There are two ways for registration cancellation in Victoria:

  • Online (for myVicRoads account holders)
  • Take a recognizable picture of the plates cut into two or more parts if you are able to destroy your number plates.
  • Take a picture of both number plates removed from your car if you are unable to destroy them.
  • Then, using your myVicRoads account, cancel your registration and request a refund (if required).
  1. Offline(Visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre)
  • If necessary, fill out a refund form and gather other supporting documents (i.e. a police report for stolen plates)
  • When you visit, bring your proof of identity, license plates, refund form, and supporting documents.

 Apply For A Refund after registration cancellation

When you cancel your registration as the registered owner/operator of a vehicle, you can request a refund for the portion of the registration cancellation that was not used (an administration fee will be deducted).

It is recommended that you apply for a refund at the same time as you go for registration cancellation, but you can do so at any time. Refunds are measured on a pro-rata basis, which means you’ll only be refunded for the unused portion of time.

Your registration refund will be subject to a $19 administration charge, as well as a 10% fee for the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) portion of the refund.

  • You will get a refund by filling out the form on the website myVicRoads.
  • Log into your myVicRoads account to cancel your registration and apply for a refund. You should do this while canceling your car registration.

Alternatively, you can visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.

  • Fill out a refund application (if required) and attach any additional supporting documents (i.e. a police report for stolen plates)
  • When you visit, remember to bring your proof of identity, the refund form, and any supporting documents.

Contact A1 Express Car Removal If You Need Necessary Help

If you think all of this is too much legwork and you don’t have enough time due to your tight schedule, then don’t worry. A1 Express Car Removal is here to assist you with all the necessary paperwork to make your vehicle disposal as hassle-free as possible.

If you need any help regarding vehicle registration cancellation and notice for disposal then call us at 0488847247 or fill up our quote form to get an instant quote for your old cars.

With us, you won’t just get top cash for your unwanted vehicle but can also enjoy a swift and convenient registration cancellation procedure.

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