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found a bike yet

Know you said Queensland- but have you seen this bike that came on offer today:?

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No problem John. Most Aussies are very welcoming to visitors to our country.

In Aus we do have the same service books system as other countries. It's by no means compulsory though, so some mechanics have to be reminded to update the books.

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Thanks for the link Squily, I'm really giving bike selction a lot of thought. Got to decide real soon too...... just when I think I'm there another spanner hits the works!

And, thank you too Brett for letting me know about the service books. Just got to decide which bike now .

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Buying a bike in Vic - processing time

Hey guys, I've read through the entire thread and I found it extremely intriguing and informative to read!

I'd just like to find out:
1) Where can I buy a 2nd hand bike down in Melbourne and how long will it need for all the procedures to be completed for me to ride?
I'm a foreigner from Singapore and will be getting a learner's permit the day I arrive. I intend to buy maybe just a 125cc scoot for me to travel around the mornington peninsula where I'll be based most of the time during my 1-month vacation.

Hope to hear someone's expert opinion soon!!


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No experts here- and besides, an ex is a has-been and s spert is a drip under pressure...


But- the guys from Melbourne would be much better to give you advice as licensing requirements differ from state to state. You can also check out Motorcycle licence & learner restrictions : VicRoads

In Vic, you have to ride a "learner approved" motorcycle which is 'power-limited'

Here in WA, you cannot ride alone on a learner's permit (someone with a full license need to be in attendance at all time) and you are limited to 250cc for your 1st year. And in orer to get a full license, you need to go for the rider-test, which is a bit of a pain as they make you do some funny things and they're quite particular- e.g. if you put a foot down on the ground whilst doing the figure-8, you fail, or if you put the "wrong" foot down when stopping at a traffic light (or both), you fail. Thus you'll probably need some lessons too (to familiarise yourself) before you can get going.

As for how fast can it be registered- over here, if it's already road-registered (i.e. 2nd hand), you can pay your money, collect the paperwork and drive off. If it's new, it all depends on how fast the dealers can do the pre-delivery service and get down to the regestration office. I had to wait three days for my Vara after it was delivered to teh dealer.

All in all IMO- get your license over there and come over on an international license if you're only going to be here a month
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Hi,

As per above, it would be much easier to use an International Drivers Licence that has an endorsement for motorcycles.

I very much doubt you can gain a Victorian learner's permit without being a permanent resident. Even then, it would take at least a few days to study, pass the written and practical tests etc. Days that could have been spent touring!

Motorcycle licences : VicRoads

The Mornington Penninsula is not very large and is only an hour or so from central Melbourne. You can go a lot further than that in a month.

There are loads of new and used bike dealers in the Melbourne CBD around Elizabeth Street, but you will suffer a huge loss in depreciation when you resell.

It would be cheaper to rent a small car for 30 days. It may be worth exploring renting a scooter instead. Others will need to help you with that, as I'm not a bike person. I prefer my Mini Moke.

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Address for registration

Hi All,

I've decided on the bike and am buying it new through a dealer. I was informed that I could use a hotel address but have been advised that that is probably not such a good idea and the dealer can't register it to their address. Is there anyone out there that could help out with the use of their address to enable me to register the bike or, failing that, at least give me some definitive guidance on the best way forward. I'm getting the bike in Hervey Bay, Qld just after Christmas.

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Plenty of backpackers have registered cars to backpacker hostel addresses. I don't see why a bike registered to a hotel should be any different.

Put just your name and the hotel address. Leave the hotel name out of it so it sounds like a private address.

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Hello,
I will need to transfer a motorcycle registration from QLD to NSW.
I have seen that I need a Green slip (insurance) and a Blue slip (safety and identity check).
However, if I have many months left on the old Rego, do they carry over in the transfer to the new registration? Or will a registration from state to state start always anew?!
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I will need to transfer a motorcycle registration from QLD to NSW.
I have seen that I need a Green slip (insurance) and a Blue slip (safety and identity check).
However, if I have many months left on the old Rego, do they carry over in the transfer to the new registration? Or will a registration from state to state start always anew?!
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Hi,

The new registration will always start from new.
NSW RMS will inform QLD of the transfer of registration. You will be refunded the remaining registration, less some fees.

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The new registration will always start from new.
NSW RMS will inform QLD of the transfer of registration. You will be refunded the remaining registration, less some fees.

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I have another question....

Is there a reliable way to ship a motorbike from one state to another one?
I would like to avoid going somewhere and have to drive back. Thanks
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There are firms that do this - Bikenut is one (Google is your friend for finding them). I had a bike moved from Darwin to Sydney for about A$1000 door to door last year with a total turn round time of about 3 weeks between making the enquiry and receiving the bike. I have been previously quoted the same for Perth - Sydney and have heard Sydney-Melbourne is about A$350. Hope this helps.

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I've bought a 2nd hand bike which will need to be registered in NSW.
Is it possible to have two names on the registration, mine and an Aussie local friend of mine?

I thought it would be easier to ship and drive the bike abroad if there is my name on rego. Would it?!

At the same time, I thought it would be easier once I want to resell the bike if there is name of a local resident on rego. Would it help?
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I've bought a 2nd hand bike which will need to be registered in NSW.
Is it possible to have two names on the registration, mine and an Aussie local friend of mine?

I thought it would be easier to ship and drive the bike abroad if there is my name on rego. Would it?!

At the same time, I thought it would be easier once I want to resell the bike if there is name of a local resident on rego. Would it help?
Hi,

I'm confused, are you bringing the bike in and selling it, or buying the bike and leaving with it? Or just buying it, touring Aus and reselling?

You can only register a vehicle in one name.

If the bike is registered in Australia and is not leaving Australia then you won't have nay hassles regardless of who's name it's registered in.

Selling is easier if the person selling it is the registered owner. But there are ways around that using scanned documents.

Not sure what happens if leaving Aus with the bike. I'd say it would be complicated if not in your name.

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