Owner name search

This option is only available to certain state and federal government departments.

How do I request access to registration searches by owner name?

Select ‘Request for access’ on the Qld Motor Vehicle Register (QMVR) main menu.

Complete the details required, and we’ll send an application pack to you. The Department of Transport and Main Roads individually considers applications.

We recommend you enter the person’s surname and given name. This will return a list of matches including middle names or initials.

If too many matches are available, a message will display indicating more matches. For common names, include extra details if known, such as:

  • second name
  • date of birth.

If you enter a second name, but it’s not included in the database, a match will not be found.

The surname field is mandatory. If a person has only one name, you should enter it in the surname field.

Please enter at least two letters of the name to do a search.

What’s the difference between a current and a point-in-time owner name search?

The current search will find the most recent registration details. Meanwhile, the point-in-time search will find registration details recorded against an owner on a specific date.

The point-in-time owner name search is only available for registration details on or after 9 June 1998.

This search option may be helpful to search former directors of a company, and you need to determine their assets at a specific point in time.

When should I use the ‘Include similar sounding names’ checkbox?

Use this for unusual spellings or hyphenated names. Enter the names without any hyphens or spaces.

However, common names may return too many matches.

The gender field is not mandatory. When should I include it in my search criteria?

The gender field may help narrow searches of common names. If an option is not selected from the gender drop-down list, all genders will appear in the search results.

If you select ‘not supplied’, only those persons that do not have male or female gender recorded on the database show.

The date of birth field isn’t mandatory. Should I enter it?

Date of birth helps narrow searches of common names. Only enter a birthdate if you’re certain that the information is correct.

This search will return a list of all people born within one year of the date of birth you enter.

How does the ‘Approximate age’ field work?

The ‘Approximate age’ field helps narrow down a search for common names. It searches for people up to five years younger and older than the age you enter.

You should only use this field if you’re confident of the general age of the person you’re searching.

What details should I enter in the organisation field?

Don’t include common prefixes or suffixes such as ‘The’, ‘Pty’ or ‘Ltd’.

Some companies have a company and a trading name. Vehicles can be registered under either name.

Should I use the customer reference number field?

Only enter a Queensland Transport customer reference number if you’re sure it’s correct. This criteria will return a single match.

Is there a limit on how many registration numbers are returned?

The maximum number of vehicles that can return for an owner is 75. Some companies (for example, car fleet companies or large organisations) may have more than 75 vehicles.

Returned registration numbers may be current, expired or cancelled. The status of the registration will display on the search extract.

If your search returns more than 75 results, a warning will display and direct you to contact our Customer Service Centre.

We then request the full list from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Our Customer Service Centre is here to help you between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone 1800 773 773
Email confirm@citec.com.au

For more information on how to search, view our Qld Motor Vehicle Register user guide.