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What to do with a deceased’s vehicle?

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:

  1. The person left the vehicle to someone specifically in their last Will; or
  2. 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:

  1. The Executor’s/Administrator’s identification;
  2. Certificate of Roadworthiness; and
  3. 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.

For further information or assistance please call Wollerman Shacklock on 9707 1155 or email us at admin@wslegal.com.au.