Hail-damaged vehicles (purchased at auction)

To clarify the status of hail-damaged vehicles purchased at auction the Department has developed three simple categories. Find out what category your vehicle falls in and what you need to do to re-license your vehicle.

  Category 1: Pre-inspected vehicles with minor hail damage

Vehicles with minor panel damage only, that have already been checked by us and approved for re-licensing are identified in the auction sale catalogue and on the sales receipt with the following notation:

Repairable write-off - Transport inspected - not represented as roadworthy.

Step 1: Get the vehicle checked by your mechanic

These vehicles do not require a further inspection before they can be re-licensed.

However, we recommend that you have the vehicle checked by your mechanic to ensure it will continue to provide safe and reliable operation.

Step 2: License the vehicle

Refer to licensing process below.

  Category 2: Minor hail-damaged vehicles (glass, mirror, lights, etc)

These vehicles must be repaired and made roadworthy before they can be licensed or driven. This category does not include vehicles which also have damage from impact or collision, water or fire.

Step 1: Repair vehicle to make it roadworthy

Purchasers may use repairers of their choice to make these vehicles roadworthy.

Step 2: Get the vehicle inspected

What you need to do:

Your vehicle will need to undergo a full inspection at an Authorised Inspection Station before the vehicle licence can be renewed or transferred.

Note:

  • We will check to confirm that your vehicle is listed as hail damage only on the Written-off Vehicle Register. If it is recorded as having more damage, Category 3 will apply.
  • These vehicles cannot be driven on a Temporary Movement Permit or trade plates until they are roadworthy. They must be transported from the auction yard on a truck or trailer.

Step 3: License the vehicle

Refer to licensing process below.

  Category 3: Vehicles with hail, impact or collision and other damage

These vehicles with damage caused by impact or collision fire or water in addition to hail damage cannot be driven on a Temporary Movement Permit or trade plates, until they are roadworthy. They must be transported from the auction yard on a truck or trailer.

These vehicles must go through the full Written-off Vehicle Register (WOVR) process to be re-licensed. For more information refer to Licence a repairable written-off vehicle.

When the vehicle passes inspection it can be re-licensed. Refer to licensing process below.

  Frequently Asked Questions: Hail-damaged vehicle (purchased at auction)

Responses to frequently asked questions related to hail-damaged vehicles purchased at auction are provided in the document below.

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  Licensing process

Please attend your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre or regional Agent with the following:

  • Payment for vehicle transfer fee, licence fee and vehicle licence duty (a schedule of fees is provided below).
  • Proof of identity - one primary and one secondary document (examples of accepted documents are provided in the fact sheet below).
  • The sales receipt.

Note:

Until they are licensed, these vehicles can only be driven for repair or licensing purposes with a Temporary Movement Permit or trade plates.

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Page last updated: Wed Apr 4 2018 7:50:56 AM