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WA Rego Check


WA Rego Check

It may be surprising to learn, but in 2016 there were over 190 road accidents in Western Australia which resulted in at least one death. Despite being less populated than other states in Australia, WA certainly has its share of accidents annually. As a result, the Department of Transport for WA is constantly trying to educate people in an effort to lower the number of fatalities each year – and to keep both drivers and passengers as safe as possible.

A simple and easy way to ensure the safety of a vehicle in WA is to run a registration (rego) check. Importantly, a rego check can let you know whether a car you are about to purchase (or any car you’re going to drive for the first time and are unfamiliar with) has been in any serious road accidents.

Other signs that a car may be unsafe can include information such as whether the car has changed owners frequently, or whether the registration is up to date. Both of these important pieces of information can be found by running a rego check.

As with all states in Australia, it is a legal requirement for registration to be up-to-date on any motor vehicle which is on the road. It’s up to the owner of a vehicle to ensure that this is the case.

A rego check in Western Australia reveals information such as:

  • Vehicle registration status
  • Registration expiry date
  • Vehicle inspection date (if needed)
  • Whether the vehicle has ever been deemed a “write-off”

What do I need?

All you need to run a rego check is the vehicle’s WA number plate details (or the vehicle’s VIN number) to be able to run the check online.

For further information, you can visit the Western Australia Department of Transport website - https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/.

Why should I check my registration?

Sever penalties are in place for anyone caught driving an unregistered vehicle. As with other states in Australia, registration is routinely checked when a driver is pulled over by police for a random breath test, running a red light or speeding.

You are able to better protect yourself from injuring yourself (or a passenger) and financial loss by running a rego check.