Abandoned, stolen or written-off vehicles
Guide to vehicles abandoned on public roads, including how to report an abandoned vehicle.
- Abandoned vehicles on private property
You can transfer the ownership of an abandoned vehicle if you follow a two-step process.
- Abandoned vehicle on a public road or place
You should report an abandoned vehicle on a public road to the competent authority in charge of the area. This page lists who you can contact to make a report.
- Find previous owner of vehicle
You can apply to search for the details of the last registered owner of an abandoned vehicle found on private land.
- Apply to transfer abandoned vehicle to your name
How to apply to transfer the ownership of an abandoned vehicle found on a private property.
NT written off vehicle register
How to notify the MVR that your vehicle has been written-off.
- How to notify the MVR
What forms you need to complete when your vehicle is written-off.
- Re-register repairable write off
You have to follow certain steps to register a repairable write-off. Only a vehicle that has been assessed as a repairable write-off will be considered for registration.