NEVDIS Written-off Vehicle Notification

What is the Written Off Vehicle Register (WOVR)

The Written Off Vehicle Register contains vehicles that have been declared a "write-off". This includes vehicles that have been badly damaged and are unsafe to drive. It also includes vehicles where the estimated cost of repair is more than the value of the vehicle.

Written Off Vehicle Types

There are two types of vehicle write-off's. A statutory write-off and a repairable write-off.

  • A statutory write-off is when a vehicle has severe structural damage or deterioration. It is a total loss and no longer safe to drive on road.
  • A repairable write-off is when a vehicle has been assessed as too costly to repair. But, subject to state laws, it can be re-registered for road use, once it has passed a vehicle safety and identity check.

Written Off Vehicle Register (WOVR) Codes

The written-off information can be broken down into three parts:

1. Incident Type

Determined by a letter that represents each of the 6

DDismantled - Legitimate removal of components for use as parts.
FFire - Damage caused by combustion.
HHail - Damage caused by hail stones.
IImpact - Collision of some type with an object, for example another vehicle, tree or pole.
MMalicious/Vandalism/Stripped - Intentional damage, for example, broken door locks, glass window or windows, paint, scratched or stripped of all or a combination of interior and exterior body parts.
WWater - Damage caused by water (fresh or salt) such as a storm, river or flood.

2. Damage Location

Determined by a number ranging from 1-41 that corresponds to a position on the vehicle

1Motor Vehicle – Passenger Front
2Motor Vehicle – Driver Front
3Motor Vehicle – Driver Side
4Motor Vehicle - Driver Rear
5Motor Vehicle – Passenger Rear
6Motor Vehicle – Passenger Side
7Motor Vehicle - Engine
8Motor Vehicle - Roof
9Motor Vehicle - Interior
10Caravan/Trailer - Front
11Caravan/Trailer - Rear
10Motorcycle - Front
12Motorcycle – Left Rear
13Motorcycle – Right Rear
14Whole Vehicle
15Floor Pan (passenger front)
16Fire Wall
17Chassis/structural rails (passenger)
18Floor Pan (driver rear)
19Floor Pan (driver front)
20Floor Pan (passenger rear)
21Chassis/structural rails (driver)
22A pillar passenger
23A pillar driver
24B pillar passenger
25B pillar driver
26C pillar passenger
27C pillar driver
28D pillar passenger
29D pillar driver
30Engine block (cracked, fractured)
31Transmission case
32Differential case
33Axle housing
34Suspension (passenger front)
35Suspension (driver front)
36Suspension (passenger rear)
37Suspension (driver rear)
38Airbag front
39Airbag side
40Airbag curtain
41Seat belt pre-tensioner

3. Damage Severity

Determined by a letter ranging from A-P that represents the level of severity

AHeavy Panel
BLight Panel
CHeavy Structural
DLight Structural
FMajor Mechanical Damage
GMinor Mechanical Damage
HMajor Stripping
IMinor Stripping
JMajor Vandalism
KMinor Vandalism
LWater (salt)
MWater (fresh)
OSmoke and Heat
PMinor Smoke


NEVDIS Written-off Vehicle Notification: WA, 01 Sep 2010, H14B [Hail | Whole vehicle | Light panel]

The code will be displayed, and then decoded. Using the above example of H14B [Hail | Whole vehicle | Light panel]:

Incident TypeHHail - Damage caused by hail stones
Damage Location14Whole Vehicle
Damage SeverityBLight Panel