I can see why they chose to do this as each state has differing registration requirements. A local Victorian business like this would also need to have access to number plates and registration processes for a different state as well. As the business appears to only be in Dandenong, it is highly likely that they are not set up to register vehicles in other states.
One point is that is possibly incorrect is the advertisement should have possibly state that road costs covered for Victorian registrations rather than Victorian licence holders …however…on the otherhand they might be right in indicating that Victorian license only as this may to prevent a person residing say in Queensland buying a bike for Queensland, but registering it in Victoria. This might be done for a range of reasons…say to save money if regos are cheaper or for criminal reasons.
NSW has also interesting requirements for re-registration in NSW…and is different to other states.
As the bike is used, this may also complicate things as one usually needs to prove roadworthiness when registering …as different states have different process (got to love our federation), it may mean that the registration process in one state may not satisfy that in another…and the purchaser would need to go through the whole registration process again shortly after delivery of the used bike (meaning the registration process in Victoria was a little pointless and potentially a ‘waste of money’ if additional checks and inspections are required).
I am also not sure about the law, but it is also possible that one can’t legally register a vehicle/bike in one state when residing (principal place of residence) in another (I know for trucks the Commonwealth introduced the Federal registration system to overcome some of the issues associated with interstate trucks). I know that the state laws are very prescriptive in relation to when licences and registration needs to be updated to the new residential state soon after relocation. Limiting registration when not living in a particular state therefore is a possibility and would complicate the abililty of a Victorian business to allow interstate buyers to register bikes in Victoria.
It is also worth noting that they can sell to interstate buyers, but the advertisement suggests that the bike would not be registered in such case. It would then be buyer aware as it would be the responsibility of the buyer to register after its receipt.
I don’t think the advertisement is misleading unless one knows the ins and outs of the legal requires for registration in each state in Australia and can prove that interstate registration is possible (indications are it is unlikely due to the fact that one needs to transfer licences and registrations within a prescribed time after interstate relocation).
As outlined above, the statement about hassle free support on transport, I have addessed this in the previous post and the current wording while not possibly the best or clearest that could have been used, is not misleading. The advertisement doesn’t indicate that they would arrange transport. It just says ‘on transport’ with no information on whom.
Maybe at the end of the day the problem is with federation where each state controls registrations in its state, eventhough in todays day and age, the same vehicles can easily move between states. Maybe we should complain to the Commonwealth government that registrations should be nationalised to assist the consumer and Australian drivers…and to bring about uniformity across state borders.