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About the road vehicle descriptor

Road vehicle descriptor is a tool for vehicle inspection and registration schemes to retrieve and print Road Vehicle Descriptors (RVDs) for light vehicles and motorcycles.
The system will:
  • Allow users to retrieve vehicle descriptor information from a Compliance Plate Approval Number or by supplying the Make and Model of the vehicle.

The information displayed on the Road Vehicle Descriptor application is intended for use in establishing vehicle registration in NSW. The data retrieved and displayed on this system is supplied by the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services. The Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW gives no warranty as to the accuracy of information in this application. Consequently, the Roads and Traffic Authority and its employees disclaim liability for any act done or omission made in relation to the Road Vehicle Descriptor site and any resulting consequences.
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