Buying and selling vehicles

Advice and information from NSW Fair Trading about your consumer rights when buying, selling and maintaining or repairing a vehicle in NSW.

Official information from NSW Fair Trading.

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Legislation and regulation

The content on this page is based on the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 and The Australian Consumer Law.

Buying a vehicle


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Buying a new vehicle

Things to consider and checks to complete before you buy a new vehicle.


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Buying a used vehicle

There's a lot to consider when buying a used car. Learn what to do before you drive away.


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Where to buy a vehicle

There are many places you can buy a vehicle in NSW. Each have their advantages and disadvantages.


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Vehicle inspections

Information to help you know what you're looking for when looking to buy a vehicle.


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Finance and contracts

Buying a new or used vehicle can be a big financial commitment. Find out about the different types of loans and financing options available to you. 

When things go wrong


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Warranty and repair disputes

NSW Fair Trading can help you if you have a dispute for a motor vehicle related issue.


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Motor dealers and repairers compensation fund

This compensation fund protects you if you buy or sell a vehicle through a motor dealership or have repair work done by a licensed repairer. 

Repairs and maintenance


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Repairing and maintaining your vehicle

It's important to keep your car or vehicle maintained so it's roadworthy and safe to drive.


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Warranties and guarantees

Did you know your car may be covered under dealer warranty or guarantee when bought from a dealership?

Selling a vehicle

Selling a used car

Do you know what you have to do when selling your motor vehicle? Learn about the different ways you can sell, where to sell, and all the steps you need to take before and after the sale.


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Government services to assist consumers

State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)

1300 656 919
Motor Accidents and Greenslip helpline
9.30am to 5.00pm Mon-Fri

Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)

1300 007 777
8.30am to 8.00pm Mon-Fri

Contact NSW Fair Trading

Phone13 32 20

Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5pm

More options to contact us.

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