VIN, chassis or engine number search

Queensland Motor Vehicle Register searches are classified as Special services. Online access is heavily restricted and subject to special conditions. Only approved entities can be granted access.

To request access, once you’ve registered with Confirm and signed in:

  1. go to the Qld Motor Vehicle Register menu
  2. select and complete the ‘Request for access’ page.

The Vehicle Information Number (VIN), chassis or engine number search provides valid registration information for motor vehicles, caravans, trailers and vessels registered in Queensland.

The result includes:

  • Customer Reference Number (CRN), which the Department of Transport and Main Roads allocates to their customers (in this case a registered owner)
  • juvenile flag (N if the registered owner is over 18)
  • registered owner’s name, address and gender
  • registration details including registration category, status, and expiry date; payment mode, and term (months); and CTP insurance class and insurer
  • vehicle details including the VIN, engine number, make, model code, body shape, fuel type, number of cylinders, steering mechanism and tare (kg).

VINs became mandatory for motor vehicles in Australia (excluding motorcycles) as of 1989. VINs for motorcycles became mandatory shortly after.

Older vehicles will only have chassis numbers.

What is the correct format for a VIN, chassis or engine number?

VIN, chassis and engine numbers are made up of letters and numbers in any combination.

Serial number is not a valid search input and will not return a correct result.

How long will it take to receive my results?

The approximate turnaround time for these results is ten business days.

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.

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

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