The National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS) exchanges information about vehicles and driver licenses across state borders. Its primary purpose is to prevent fraud and theft by ensuring ‘one vehicle, one Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)’ and ‘one person, one driver licence’.
NEVDIS enables road authorities to interact across state borders and directly supports the transport and automotive industries. In addition to information supplied by road agencies, NEVDIS collects VIN data for compliance from vehicle wholesalers and stolen information from police. It also provides information to public and private sector organisations to facilitate provenance checking on vehicles, matching of biographic details on licenses, motor insurance underwriting and vehicle safety recalls.
NEVDIS was established in 1998 and is owned by Austroads on behalf of the eight states and territory jurisdictions who contribute information.
The NEVDIS Administration Unit is the team behind NEVDIS managing the day-to-day operations of driver and vehicle records. The Unit works closely with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department on the Document Verification Service (DVS) and with the Australian Financial Security Authority on the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) to allow the general public to access vehicle information.