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What information will I get from an agent search?
An agent search allows you to access up-to-date information about motor vehicles, caravans, trailers and vessels registered in Qld via:
- current registration search
- point-in-time registration search.
What information will I get from a current registration search?
A current registration search provides valid registration information for motor vehicles, caravans, trailers and vessels registered in Qld.
Refer to the current registration search support page for more information.
What information will I get from a point-in-time registration search?
A point-in-time registration search provides valid registration information for motor vehicles, caravans, trailers and vessels registered in Qld for a specified prior date.
Refer to the point-in-time registration search support page for more information.
What is the correct format for a Vehicle Registration Number?
Vehicle registration numbers can have up to six letters and numbers in any combination, for example ABC123.
Can I search for a previously registered plate?
Yes, use the point-in-time registration search to search the registration number at a particular time (for plates registered after 9 June 1998).
How long will it take to receive my results?
The approximate turnaround time for these results is 10 business days.
Can I search on a dealer plate?
Dealer plate searches aren’t available online. Approved entities can order them through the dealer plate search.
Can I search on a personalised plate?
Personalised plate searches aren’t available online. Approved entities can order them through the personalised plate search.
What is the correct format for a Ship Registration Number?
Ship registration numbers have six characters and the sequence is always two letters, three numbers and the letter Q, for example, AB123Q.
Can I find out if the vehicle has more than one registered owner?
Yes, the results for each registration number will show a primary registered operator and, if applicable, a secondary registered operator.
How long should I keep my supporting documents for?
The Department of Transport and Main Roads may audit you at any time and require supporting documents for specified searches. You must keep all supporting documents for at least two years.
What are the penalty units mentioned in the online declaration?
Penalty units help standardise fines. Under the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld), the value of a penalty unit is set at a dollar value that legislation can only change.
Why don’t registration details return for some plates?
Some registration details are not available due to the ownership nature. For example, Queensland Police Service vehicles won’t display registration details.