Everything you Need to Know to Sell Vehicle to Scrap Yard

(Last Updated On: December 20, 2017)

Scrap Car Prices from Car Wreckers in Australia

 What Car Wreckers Do?

Car wreckers are those who sell, buy or deal in vehicles. They usually purchase salvage vehicles or those vehicles that are destroyed.  Those vehicles still have useable and/or working parts that the company can salvage and resell most of the times.

Everything you Need to Know to Sell Vehicle to Scrap Yard

If you have an unwanted vehicle that has been sitting patiently in your driveway for a long period of time, the chances are it is slowly deteriorating.

If this is the case, it might be time to consider what you can do to maximize the profit of your vehicle rather than letting it depreciate into minimal value. There are a number of car removal companies available that will come and collect your car from your property for a fee (and some for free), however choosing this option doesn’t yield any financial benefits for you.  If your car is in a relatively roadworthy condition, it’s worth selling.

It is an Australian government requirement to cancel your registration when your car is scrapped. It’s worth noting that there are different rules for each state, so make sure you check your states Road Transport Authority first. See below our guide for cancelling your registration in selected state.

Victoria

You can cancel your registration at anytime in Victoria and apply for a refund of the unused portion. If you haven’t renewed your registration within three months of its expiry date, it will be cancelled automatically. So if your car has been sitting in your garage for quite some time, you may not even need to cancel the registration (but it’s always worth checking).  To cancel your registration all you need to do is visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre, you can find the exact information you need to bring along with you detailed on the VicRoads website. See VicRoads website.

Recommended Victoria scrap car company: Car Wreckers Melbourne.

Queensland

In Queensland, to cancel your vehicle’s registration you are required to complete a cancellation of registration form.

You will then be required to take your form and your cars number plates to a transport and motoring customer service center or a local police station that provides vehicle registration services. For more information on how to cancel your registration in Queensland, head to the Queensland Government website. See Queensland Government.

Recommended Queensland scrap car company: Car Wreckers Brisbane.

New South Wales

If you are the registered owner of a car in New South Wales, you can cancel your registration at any time. You will need to head to a registry or service center and provide a completed and signed Number plates and/or cancellation of registration form, along with the following:

  • Proof of identity
  • The certificate of registration for the vehicle (if available)
  • The number plates
  • Payment for cancellation fee

For further information about cancelling your registration in New South Wales, please checkout the Roads and Maritime website. See Roads and Maritime.

Recommended Queensland scrap car company: Car Wreckers Brisbane.

Western Australia

To cancel your registration in Western Australia, all you need to do is surrender the number plates or sign a statutory declaration stating that the plates have been lost or stolen (if applicable).  Further information is available on the Transport WA website. See Main Roads.

If you are looking for a great place where you can sell your old and unused car or you want to purchase discounted used parts for your car repair, wrecking yards will be a great option. They are usually referred as junkyards, automobile dismantlers or scrap yards.

Before jumping to the business, here is some useful information that can help you when you sell or buy used car parts with them.

Recommended WA scrap car company: Car Wreckers Perth.