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REVs (Register of encumbered vehicles)

Records of encumbrance on motor vehicles were previously available from state-based registers known as Register of Encumbered Vehicles (REVS) or Vehicle Security Registers (VSR).

These records were transferred to the PPSR, which cover the whole of Australia, on Jan 30 2012, and all the state-based registers were closed. Please see the list of these previous registers and the historical records they contain for more information.

A search of REVs was known as a REVs check.

You can do a Quick motor vehicle search, if you have a VIN or chassis number, or Search by serial number if you only have the manufacturer's number.

The PPSR will then email a search certificate to you. If you do not have an email address select ‘View search certificate’ to print or download the certificate.