Organising the paperwork
If you're buying a new car from a dealer, they’ll provide you with the relevant forms and details when you buy the car.
The dealer will ask you to complete an Application for Registration (PDF, 363.79 KB) form. Once the registration is complete, they'll provide you with a Certificate of Registration and number plates.
Proving your identity
If you hold a current driver licence or have previously had a vehicle registered in your name, the motor dealer can register the vehicle for you.
If you've never had a licence or registration before, you'll need to go to a service centre with your proof of identity and a completed Customer number application (PDF, 289.29 KB) form. Once you are set up in our system, the dealer will be able to register the vehicle for you.
All new vehicles require CTP insurance (or 'greenslip') except for trailers and caravans. In most cases, the motor dealer will organise CTP insurance at the same time as the registration.