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QLD Motor Vehicle Register VIN/Chassis or Engine Number Search FAQ

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What information will I get from a VIN/Chassis or Engine Number Search?

A VIN/Chassis or Engine Number Search provides valid registration information about Caravans, Trailers and Motor Vehicles registered in Queensland. A result includes:

  • Customer Reference Number, also called a CRN, allocated by Queensland Transport to their customers (in this case a registered owner).
  • a juvenile flag (N if the registered owner is over 18).
  • the registered owner's name and address.
  • registration details including Registration Category, Registration Status, Registration Expiry Date, Payment Mode, Payment Term (months), CTP Insurance Class & CTP Insurer.
  • vehicle details including the VIN, Engine Number, Make, Model Code, Body Shape, Fuel Type, Num of Cylinders, Steering Mechanism and Tare (kg).

What is the correct format for a VIN/Chassis & Engine Number?

VIN/Chassis and Engine Numbers are both made up of a varying number of alpha-numeric characters in any combination.

Note: inputting serial numbers into the VIN field will not return a result.


How long will it take to receive my VIN/Chassis & Engine Number Search Results?

The approximate turnaround time for these results is 10 business days.


Why are no registration details returned for some plates?

Some registration details are not available due to the nature of their ownership, for example, Queensland Police vehicles will not display registration details.


Australian units

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Time is provided in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) as it exists in Brisbane, Australia (+10 hours UTC).

Please note that Brisbane does not have daylight saving time during summer.