Once a vehicle has been purchased, the registration must be transferred at the state or territory Motor Registry within 14 days (except in Tasmania and Western Australia, where the limit is 7 days). Both the buyer and the seller need to sign the registration form. If the car was purchased from a licensed dealer they should provide a completed transfer of registration form.
Documents and required vary between states and territories:
The new owner must also pay stamp duty, which is calculated on the value of the purchase of the car.
When a car is purchased state governments charge taxes on the purchase price as follows:
There is usually an additional fee if the car is being bought in a different state to the one it is registered in. Information on fees for each state can be found on state transport department websites:
It is also necessary to have the car insured. Third party insurance is compulsory.
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