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    Australia 2145

AFSA ( Australian Financial Security Authority)

Before you buy a second-hand motor vehicle you should check that there are no existing security interests registered against it by searching the PPSR. If a security interest has been registered against the vehicle, it may not be debt-free and may be repossessed, even after you have bought it.

Make sure you search the PPSR on the day, or the day before, you intend to make your purchase, to ensure it is:
•free from debt
•safe from repossession
•not reported written off
•not reported stolen.

For more information on buyer protection, see Motor vehicle searching and buyer protections (this includes any exceptions).

What does this search cover?

A motor vehicle can include:


•Horse floats

•Boat trailers

•Utility vehicles (Utes)
•Camper vans and camper trailers
•or any vehicle capable of travelling at more than 10 km/h
that has a total motor power of more than 200 W.

For information about the PPSR vehicle search certificate, read Understanding motor vehicle search results.

NEVDIS – additional motor vehicle details

Your search result may contain additional vehicle information. National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS) data is sourced from State and Territory Road Transport Authorities and are the primary point of contact for enquiries, errors and corrections.  The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) cannot update this information and provides it without any warranty; for any disputes, corrections or enquiries regarding the NEVDIS data, please refer to either the State or Territory Road Transport Authorities or the Police.

Takata Airbag recall

The PPSR will show you if the vehicle you have searched is identified as part of the compulsory Takata recall, on screen and on your search certificate.

These recalls affect a large number of car makes and models and a small number of motorcycles. You are strongly urged to confirm whether the motor vehicle you are looking to purchase has been recalled to replace potentially faulty Takata airbags.

If your search shows that the vehicle is listed as affected by the recall you should confirm the recall status by visiting: www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au(opens new window).  You will need the vehicle registration plate and state the vehicle is registered.

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Youth Solutions

Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion charity working with young people 12 – 25 years of age and the broader community.

Youth Solutions works across the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW, delivering health education programs, campaigns and activities aimed at reducing and preventing our community’s young people from experiencing the harms of drugs and alcohol.

We work to educate and empower young people, to inch closer to our vision of a community of healthy, safe and connected young people. Our drug, alcohol and wellbeing strategies focus on learning, participation and support.

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