Buying a second hand vehicle can be a stressful experience, do yourself a favour and let us take the worry away by obtaining your personalised PPSR certificate. It's safe, quick, easy and just requires the following simple steps.

1. Enter the VIN in the text box at the top of the screen and click the Submit button
2. Choose payment method (Paypal or credit card) and supply your email address
3. Once your payment is successful VINNER will request your PPSR certificate
4. Check your mailbox for the email containing your PPSR certificate


Your certificate gives you peace of mind vehicle hasn't been stolen, written off or have money owing. So don't delay, order today !

Upon a successful VIN search you will receive an email containing an approved PDF file generated by the PPSR
that contains the following information.

Vehicle IdentificationVehicle Identification Number (VIN), type, make, model, engine number and body style
Vehicle DetailsYear of manufacture, Year and month of compliance
Registration DetailsRegistration plate number, state vehicle registered, registration expiry
Encumbrance detailsSecurity interest from PPSR which details if there is any finance or money owing on the vehicle
Stolen CheckChecks NEVDIS / PPSR to see if the vehicle has ever been stolen
Written off CheckChecks NEVDIS / PPSR to see if the vehicle has ever been declared a write off or suffered flood/hail damage
PPSR CertificateAll queries receive a certified PPSR certificate from the Australian government

An encumbrance is a right to, interest in, or legal liability on a vehicle, or to put it simply it means that there is money owing on a loan related to the vehicle. Your VINNER PPSR report will show this as a registration, an example is below and the fields are described here .

PPSR report encumbrance example

An vehicle without any encumbrance or security interesting will appear with "No registrations exist for this serial number" under "Registration Details", an example is below.

PPSR report no encumbrance example

If a vehicle has been 'written off' it has been in an accident or has suffered some form of impact, water, fire or malicious damage.

There are two types of 'written off' vehicles, a 'statutory write off' which have been written off and are unable to be re-registered and 'a repairable write-off' which can be repaired and re-registered if they pass a written-off vehicle and safety certificate inspections, however the laws vary from state to state.

For example after 31st January 2013, no written-off vehicle will be registered without an ‘Authorisation to Repair’, and vehicles that were written-off in NSW on or after 31 January 2011 and subsequently re-registered in NSW will also have notification on the Certificate of Registration that it was once written-off. Please check with your road authority for your state or territory for more details.

If a vehicle has been written off then you can still purchase it, but you should do some thorough checks to ensure that it's safe and use caution when purchasing a damaged vehicle as it may not be eligible for re-registration. Some vehicles that have recently been damaged may be in the process of assessment by the insurance company. The insurance company will not update the vehicle status to written-off until their assessment is complete, there it is possible for the vehicle to be sold during this assessment period.

An example PPSR report that has details of a vehicle that has had storm, flood damage, and then also been in a collision is below. This model of car is worth around $45,000 AUD second hand, so the $9.90 spent on a VINNER report is worth every cent. Vehicles with no history will display 'no data' in the Written Off field

PPSR report written off vehicle example

Worried that sports car you want to buy might have been repaired? Get peace of mind with a VINNER PPSR report

PPSR report written off vehicle example

An example of a stolen motorcycle and engine is below

PPSR report commerical vehicle example

Looking to check the next commercial vehicle for your company? Take the worry away with a VINNER PPSR certificate, an example of a commercial vehicle certificate is below

PPSR report commerical vehicle example

We can provide encumbrance checks on watercraft via either a HIN check or Official number search. Be sure that boat, jetski, yacht, tinny, ship or cruiser isn't under finance before you make the purchase. An example of a unencumbered HIN search and Official Number search from a VINNER certificate is below

PPSR report official number example
PPSR report official number example

Got a vehicle that is older than 1989? Not a problem we can provide a chassis number report with a VINNER PPSR certificate, an example of a chassis number certificate is below

PPSR report chassis number example

VINNER can search for trailer details as well, an example of a trailer certificate is below

PPSR report trailer example

Dirt Bike? Motorcycle? Road bike? Not a problem with a VINNER report, an example of a motorcycle certificate is below

PPSR report motorbike example

If you enter a VIN number that is invalid or doesn't not exist the your report will return the following details. Please ensure your VIN is correct before payment is made

PPSR report no data example

Your VINNER PPSR certificate may contain some of the following sections

Search certificate numberA unique number generated by PPSR for your VIN Search Certificate request
Search numberEach search undertaken against the PPSR is allocated a unique Search Number
Search Criteria DetailsThis section details the type of search (VIN), the actual VIN searched against and the PPSR registration status (not vehicle registration)
Collateral ClassA Registration has a description of the collateral that is registered. Each registration describes the collateral by the class of collateral (eg motor vehicle) and depending on the class of collateral, there may be other attributes used, such as a serial number (eg motor vehicle VIN) or a free text description
Registration Start/End TimeThe period during which the registration is in effect – the Start Time and the End Time for the registration. For non-consumer property, there may be no stated end time or the end time may be up to 25 years after registration. In the case of consumer or serial numbered property, the end time may be up to seven years after registration.
Secured Party DetailsThe secured party (or secured parties) that have the security interest in the collateral (eg a bank that is lending money using the collateral as security).
Grantor DetailsThe grantor (or grantors) that have granted the security interest in the collateral. This is often, but not always, the debtor. For some registrations there will not be any grantor recorded – this is based on factors such as the type of collateral. For example, a consumer registration that is described by a serial number cannot have a grantor defined
Registration KindThe primary purpose of the PPSR is to allow for registration of collateral that is subject to a security interest. However, existing registers that are replaced by PPSR (such as state-based registers of encumbered vehicles) allow for additional interests in collateral to be registered. For example, police forces registering hoon liens. The majority of registrations in PPSR will be for security interests, however PPSR will also allow for registration of other kinds of interest
Registration StatesA registration can be in one of the following states: current, expired, removed, or archived
Commercial PropertyPersonal property that is held in the course or furtherance, to any degree, of carrying on an enterprise. It does not include consumer property – see 'consumer property'
Consumer PropertyAny personal property that is held by an individual, other than the personal property that is held in the course or furtherance by a business of enterprise registered by an ABN
Collateral TypeThis describes the sort of collateral that is being registered. Registrations can be either for consumer property or commercial property, depending upon the use of the property
Address for ServiceContact details of the person/organisation who hold the collateral interest.