How Long Does It Take To Do a Rego Check in Brisbane?

Where Can I Find the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car's unique features, specifications and manufacturer.

The VIN can be found in a couple of places including on the car's registration label (1), on the compliance plate in the engine bay (2) or on the passenger side windshield (3), or on one of the door posts (where the door latches when it is closed) (4). See the image below:

Look for the VIN in these other locations:

  • Insurance card/Insurance policy
  • Vehicle title and registration certificate


When running a rego check, Brisbane-based vehicle owners need look no further than CarHistory to provide the most comprehensive report.  

A vehicle registration check can be done on the vehicle’s registration (licence) plates or the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) if manufactured or imported into Australia after 1989. 
You can receive a state based vehicle registration check at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads or you can run a comprehensive report with CarHistory. The state-based report will provide a report confirming the vehicle’s registration number and registration status (whether it’s currently registered or not). If registered, it will provide you with the expiry date of registration. In addition to this, it will give you basic information about the car, like the make, model, and body shape. These details will help you determine whether the vehicle matches the details the seller has communicated and also gives you an indication of whether the asking price is fair depending on remaining or lapsed registration.  
You can also run a PPSR check to find out if the car is currently under financing. PPSR stands for Personal Properties Securities Register and covers other goods and assets in addition to motor vehicles.
If you’re keen to know its full recorded history, you can run a VIN number check, also referred to as a REVS check. When it comes to used cars, having more information will help you make a more informed decision. Even if you’re running a rego check using Brisbane-based searches, CarHistory will return results from a national search of the car’s history across all states and territories. 
A full car history check will also give you the registration details and provide you with additional information that includes the PPSR Certificate, a VIN number search, price/odometer comparison, and vehicle valuation. 
Comfortable around used cars? No worries, simply get a rego check which Brisbane customers can access quickly online to verify the seller’s communications about the vehicle’s condition.

What is a rego check? 

A rego check is a standard report of the basic registration details of any vehicle in Australia. If you’re interested in a rego check, Brisbane customers can hop online and receive a rego check in minutes.
A rego check is done using the registration plate, also known as the licence plate number, of a vehicle but can also be done using the VIN details of a vehicle.  
The standard information a rego check will pull is: 
  • Registration number 
  • Registration status 
  • Registration expiry 
  • Make, model and body shape 
If you’re buying a second-hand car, knowing details about the vehicle’s registration will be important to consider before finalising your purchase. This information will let you know if you’ll be driving away in a vehicle that is registered for Australian roads and help you avoid any fines or demerit points if the vehicle happens to be unregistered.   

How long does it take to do a rego check? 

Even though the check returns national results if running a rego check, Brisbane customers can expect to receive results in a matter of minutes.   
Simply input your vehicle’s registration number, submit and wait for our system to generate your registration report. You’ll then have the option to pay for a PPSR report to access information about any financing still owing on the vehicle you intend to purchase.  
You can also opt to pay for a full CarHistory Report, the most comprehensive vehicle history report in Australia. Furthermore, you will receive key information about the vehicle regardless of where the vehicle was previously registered. It will also provide you with first sale information, any incidents where the car was stolen, involved in illegal activities like rebirthing, and whether the car was ever written off in an accident.  
Knowing these details will help you determine the fairness of the price you're paying for the car, as well as the vehicle's safety. 
Check rego on the vehicle you’re interested in now.  

How to check rego in Brisbane? 

At CarHistory, Brisbane-based customers can run an online rego check.  
Simply input the rego number or VIN on our website form and click submit. Then sit back and wait for the report to be generated.  
If you’re interested in a full vehicle history report, ensure you have the 17-digit VIN for the vehicle ready and simply do the same as the rego check, but using the VIN details on our online form. This report does require payment, so have your credit or debit card details handy so that you can access the full history of your potential future car.  
Bear in mind that you cannot use the chassis, hull identification number, or serial identification number, so ensure that you’ve got the right details before you jump online to run any checks. We also recommend that you obtain the licence plate number yourself or ask them to send you a photo of the number plates and VIN plate to avoid any misinformation.  
Buying used cars can be a daunting experience, but CarHistory is here to help ease your mind regarding the little details about the vehicle you intend to purchase.

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