I just bought a car on the 23rd (HX Statesman DeVille, but that's irrelevant), and it's turning into a huge pain in the arse.
The previous owner told me, if I can organise a roadworthy within two weeks, he'd transfer it. If I couldn't he would just cancel the rego.
But the paranoid old bugger is with-holding the plates until I show him the certificate. Doesn't want me "tearing around and getting speed tickets sent to him".
I thought no problems, I booked it in at Cranbourne Roadworthy for next Monday morning. Then headed down to Vicroads to get an 'Unregistered Vehicle Permit'.
Gave the lady a piece of paper with every number I could find..
"The vehicle is still currently registered, I can't issue you a permit, they're for unregistered vehicles".
"So how the hell do I get it inspected?"
She must've been religious or something, she perked when I emphasized "hell". Then proceeded with a lecture about purchasing and transfering ownership of vehicles. Kept talking about how I can't buy a registered car with no RWC.
I want to get the plates, they're the old black and white ones. With the same rego number it had when new.
I'm about to take over the lease on the house (mums moving), so I can't afford to pay rego, and I'm going to need it on the road by the 12th of Jan.
Apart from going to the previous owner and trying to reason with him, and see if I can get the plates for Monday. Are there any other ways to legaly drive it to Cranbourne?