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Seller needs to make sure vehicle registration is properly transferred

It is up to the buyer to notify VicRoads when they buy a vehicle at a private sale.

It is up to the buyer to notify VicRoads when they buy a vehicle at a private sale. The seller should get a copy of this transfer document and VicRoads should notify both parties when the transfer has been lodged. The seller can check to make sure this is done by calling VicRoads. If the vehicle is not officially transferred the seller may get fines issued to them for offences by the new owner.

See Private sale of a motor vehicle(opens in a new window).

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