Trailers without VINs
All trailers registered in NSW must be issued with a primary identifier, being either a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or a chassis number.
If a trailer does not have a VIN, it is not eligible for registration in NSW and will be rejected when inspected by an Authorised Inspections Scheme (AIS) examiner.
An identifier may be obtained for a trailer only in the following circumstances:
Prior to 1989 a trailer could be registered in NSW without a chassis number. If you are the owner of a trailer manufactured prior to 1989, you may be able to obtain a trailer identification number from Transport for NSW if you have appropriate documentation.
Go to Trailers built prior to 1989 for more information.
Brand new 1-off trailer
Previously referred to as a “homemade” trailer. If you have manufactured a one-off trailer and produce less than four trailers in a 12-month period – you may be eligible to obtain a VIN through the commonwealth governments concessional Register of Approved Vehicles (RAV) entry process.
Go to Registration of new concessional trailers for more information.