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.
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:
Vehicles registrations get canceled mainly for these reasons:
Before filling out the vehicle disposal notice, make sure you have these at hand.
You will need the following information to complete the registration cancellation process.
There are two ways for registration cancellation in Victoria:
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.
Alternatively, you can visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.
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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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