Be prepared to get
a certificate of roadworthiness, so the vehicle can be transferred
from the previous owners name to yours. Get a garage to check
it over for you to make sure it is mechanically sound. You
will then need to take the certificate, receipt, drivers licence
and passport to the local department of transport. A fee will
be calculated based on the value of the car and the registration
will include a minimum third - party personal insurance.
Don't forget your TRAVELLERS CAR INSURANCE ...
Travellers Car Insurance provides car insurance specifically for backpackers around Australia and covers anyone from the age of 1, up to 5 drivers and offers different length options.
There are numerous ways to buy a vehicle in Australia,
Listed below are a few hints and tips….
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Sydney Travellers Car Market
The Car Market provides a secure, undercover and orderly environment for Travellers / Backpackers / Tourists to buy and sell their cars. The Car Market is a destination where buyers can inspect cars and talk directly with the owners of the cars without having to do it on the side of the road in Kings Cross.
Hostel and Internet Café notice boards.
This is one of the best places to look. A lot of backpackers
sell their vehicles when they have finished their trips especially
in Sydney, Perth and Darwin. Because of this you can pick
a car up at bargain prices usually complete with camping gear.
Probably the cheapest way to buy a car, but you could do with
some car auction knowledge. You cannot inspect it before you
buy nor drive it, but you could get a bargain.
I would suggest you get the car inspected by a garage before
you blow your budget! This should only set you back $30 -
$50 and will make sure you don't buy a heap of rubbish! But
again this way could find you a real bargain
The "Trading Post"
This is Sydney's weekly publication with thousands of cars
for sale. Other cities have their equivalent version for you
to look at too. Bear in mind it could be fairly time consuming
travelling around visiting the cars then having mechanical
Remember to check the current market value before you buy
a car, try this website
Some car dealers may offer a backpacker buy - back scheme,
where they will buy it back off you at an agreed lower price.
This takes away the hassle of trying to sell it before you