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Australian Car Network (https://aucn.net.au) allows you to search the official REVs record for financial interests on a vehicle. Prior to 2012, this service was provided by the state based REVS (Register of Encumbered Vehicles) or VSR (Vehicle Securities Register).
This site was created to help Australian used car buyers do the right checks on cars they intend on purchasing.
If you buy a used car with money owing to a financier from a previous owner, it could be repossessed. If you don’t check for financial encumbrances (REVS check) you could end up losing the car you have just purchased.
Just enter the VIN or Rego number into the search box on this page and we will direct you to the most comprehensive REVS checks and vehicle history checks in Australia.
If you purchase a vehicle from a private seller who has an outstanding loan attached to the vehicle (this is called an encumbrance), the vehicle could be repossessed and you could lose your money.
You can check the PPSR (previously known as REVS - Register of Encumbered Vehicles) here to determine if the vehicle is encumbered. In addition to doing a PPSR/REVS check, we also recommend buying a vehicle history report that includes information about whether the car has been written-off, stolen, flood damaged or whether the odometer has been rolled back.
Doing a PPSR/REVS check is the simplest way to prevent repossession by a financier if someone else still owes money on the vehicle. If the vehicle is encumbered, you should not purchase it until you are satisfied with the arrangements made by the current owner to repay the debt.
6.25% of all vehicles have write-off records.
25% of vehicles have potential risks when trading.
18% of vehicles still have not paid off loans when they are sold.
10% of vehicles have a risk of recall.
What you can get from this site is both REVs check records and AUCN Car Report. PPSR and REVS is one of the data sources of the AUCN car history report. This means that the AUCN car history report will contain more content and information than PPSR/REVS report. including but not limited to: Odometer rollback check, average odometer guide, vehicle valuation and average price guide, finance detail and so on. AUCN car history report’s data comes from PPSR (Personal Property Security Register), Austroads (Australian road transport and traffic agency), AFSA (Australian financial security authority), NEVDIS (National exchange of vehicle and driver information system) and a lot of third party companies and AUCN vehicle trading platform own data.