Our Disclaimers

View our disclaimers for the PPSR including searching the PPSR and the National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS).

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Disclaimer about searching the PPSR

You need to make sure that you enter the details correctly, as required by the particular search you are doing, or you risk not getting the result you should from the PPSR. You may not get details of security interest or other registration kind when you should, or you get details of security interests or other registrations kinds that don’t relate to the particular property you are interested in. If you enter the wrong details the PPSR will still conduct the search and charge you for the cost of the search.

In addition, the accuracy of information on the PPSR is dependent on its source, usually the person who registered the security interest, and the Commonwealth cannot guarantee the quality, completeness or accuracy of the information contained on the PPSR.

You may need to make further enquiries to verify search results.

Disclaimer about the National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS)

Access to and use of data provided through the PPSR is subject to the PPSR terms of use and applicable third party data conditions.

To the extent permitted by law, all data provided through the PPSR is made available without any representation or warranty of any kind (without limitation in respect to accuracy) and the Commonwealth, and our third party data providers (which includes Austroads Ltd (ABN 16 245 787 323) and any person mentioned in the third party[?] data conditions as providing information through the PPSR), have no liability to you in respect of any loss or damage that you might suffer no matter how arising (including negligence) that is directly or indirectly related to the NEVDIS[?] data.

Vehicle information is requested from NEVDIS[?] database for each transaction involving a vehicle VIN[?] or chassis number[?] on the PPSR. The data is not part of interests registered on the PPSR and it is presented without any guarantee regarding its accuracy.

The NEVDIS[?] data is intended to assist users with checking that the VIN[?] or chassis number[?] they entered, along with information they have about the vehicle from other sources, is accurate and to provide users with any data held on NEVDIS[?] about a vehicle’s stolen or written-off status.

A stolen vehicle notification, or the absence of one, does not necessarily mean a vehicle is or is not stolen. If there is a stolen vehicle notification you wish to enquire about, you should contact the police in the state or territory indicated immediately after the date in the notification. The reference number at the end of the notification should be quoted as a part of your enquiry. Please note that there may be multiple stolen notifications shown. A stolen notification can be for a VIN, plate, chassis and/or engine.

Tasmanian stolen vehicle information

Tasmanian stolen vehicle information is currently unavailable from this service. For information about the status of Tasmanian vehicles, see the Tasmanian Government’s Department of Transport website. (Note: you will need to provide the vehicle registration plate number to search this site).

This website does not replace professional advice

The material on this website is provided for general information only, and on the understanding that the Australian Government is not providing professional advice on a particular matter.

The material may include the views or recommendations of third parties, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

This website contains information that is intended to simplify the law for ease of comprehension. In addition, errors or omissions can occur in the preparation of web pages. Therefore, before relying on the material, it is recommended you independently verify its accuracy, completeness, relevance for your purposes and that it is up to date.

Before any action or decision is taken on the basis of any material on this website you should obtain appropriate independent professional advice.

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