Vehicle Registration Status

The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) offers a free information service to the public (via the Internet) to establish the current status relating to registration, financial interests and other matters for registered vehicles.
This service can be found:

Information provided

The information provided (print out available) includes :

  • description of the make, type, colour and year of manufacture of the vehicle
  • registration status (current or not)
  • expiry date of the registratio
  • vehicle identification number
  • engine number
  • whether there are any registered financial securities on the vehicle
  • whether the vehicle is stolen or wrecked.

The information provided does not remove the responsibility for the customer to make their own enquiries.

Checking the register when transferring/disposing of a vehicle

Customers wishing to transfer or dispose of a vehicle should check the registration status of the vehicle through the service.  Customers transferring a vehicle should check for any securities of interest on the vehicle.

Customer provides

The customer needs to undertake the following through Service Tasmania shops

  • a request by telephone or in person
  • through the Internet if facilities are available.

If in person, when enquiring about a security interest on the Database:

  • use transaction 'MVSPHQ'
  • enter the registration number of the vehicle and press the return key.

Customer receives

The customer will receive the following in addition to any fees paid for a print out of the information.


The customer needs to pay the fee for any written copy of information.