What to do with a deceased’s vehicle
If a person passes away and they have a vehicle registered to their name you will first of all need to see if:
- The person left the vehicle to someone specifically in their last Will; or
- If the vehicle forms part of their estate.
In order for the deceased’s vehicle to be transferred/sold Vic Roads needs to ensure the correct representative is signing on behalf of the estate, this being an Executor or Administrator.
If a Grant of Representation (Probate or Letters of Administration) is being obtained:
A Specific deceased estate transfer form found on the Vic Roads Website (https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/buy-sell-or-transfer-a-vehicle/other-types-of-transfers/transfer-from-a-deceased-estate#C8) will need to be completed and signed by the Executor/Administrator and purchaser/transferee and provided to Vic Roads with the following:
- The Executor’s/Administrator’s identification;
- Certificate of Roadworthiness; and
- Certified copy of the Grant of Representation and or copy of the Will.
If a Grant of Representation (Probate or Letters of Administration) is not being obtained:
For estates that do not hold a total value of over $50,000.00 a Grant of Representation is usually not required.
In this instance, a letter from a Lawyer stating that they represent the estate and a Grant of Representation is not required can be supplied to Vic Roads with the transfer forms.