**Sorry, not sure if this should have perhaps been in the politics/law section but I've put it in general** Was chatting with a vehicle wrecker last week when my old man went to get some spares for his Patrol. Convo goes like this: Dad: "So i see you're looking at the car auctions" Wrecker: "Yeah cause I'm a wrecker we get to look at the LMCT auctions" Dad: "You must find some bargains in there! Just a few parts and then register the thing!" Wrecker: "Well actuall as of the 1st of July it's not so easy" Dad: "huh?" Wrecker: "The government currently has 3 vehicles classifications at the auctions. Registered and RWC, totally written off and never to be registered, and the last one, written off but can be registered subject to inspection. As of the 1st of July, they are doing away with the last one. This means that once a car has been written off, you will not be able to get it re-registered. Dad: "What if you've already got a car which has been written off but is able to be registered?" Wrecker: "Apparently you can still get them registered. As of the 1st of July they arn't issuing any more certs to allow them to be re-registered. So you can still re-register an old one, but anything written off after the 1st of July will never be registered in Vic again". Dad: "Ain't that a kick in the pants!" Wrecker: "Boy howdy!" So yeah... This might mean that financial write off bikes become cheaper as they can't legally be registered again in Vic, but as it's financial write off might just have some scratches etc.(I'm thinking track days!!!) The down side, people might get scammed on ebay by buying a bike they think can be registered. So it will pay to find out when the bike was written off. Also, this is just the opinion of the wrecker and what he's heard. I'm yet to speak with/ask anyone else, so thought i'd post it up to see if anyone else has heard anything??