Secure your bike’s identity and your ownership for FREE in your personal Bike Vault. Once registered you can login and update your bikes details and photographs at anytime. If in the unfortunate event your bike is stolen you can easily change your bike's status from ‘SAFE’ to ‘STOLEN’, making your bike publicly searchable, as well as providing you access to our expert proven bike theft victim advice and support and our free tools, resources and community to help recover your bike.
When you register your bike, a date stamped Log Book is created, recording your bikes details, key photographs and the bikes transfer history, as well as edits and updates made. The Log Book also records your acquisition of the bike and date of transfer. The longer your bike is registered on the PV database, the greater the value the log book will provide, if and when you sell your bike or need to prove your bikes identity and your ownership when reporting it stolen to police and/or for an insurance claim.
If you want to sell your bike, you can now transfer your registered bike's information and photographs to a new registered owner. By transferring your bike, you are ensuring the bikes identity and provenance is preserved, whilst aiding in providing peace of mind to a potential purchaser that they are dealing with a genuine seller with nothing to hide.
Report your bike stolen so anyone in Australia can help find your bike. Once you submit your report, you will gain access to our expert proven recovery advice and support, as well as our free tools, resources and community to help recover your bike.
Search our database if you are looking to buy a used or new bike from an unknown seller, to avoid buying a stolen bike. We have three ways to search for stolen bikes on the PV database:
Bike ID Search
Bike frame serial numbers* and other asset tags (any other form of bike identification) is hidden from public view, but is searchable on the database.
To search a BIKE ID, first select either Frame Serial No, Other Asset Tag or Bike Vault No. (coming soon)
If the BIKE ID search presents a direct match to a stolen bike you will be notified and taken directly to the stolen bike post.
If the BIKE ID search presents a partial match to multiple stolen bikes, you will see a list of bikes starting with the closest match in descending order.
*Not all bike theft victims have recorded their serial number and many thieves will remove and tamper with a serial number to avoid a bike being identified as stolen. If you conduct a Bike ID search on a frame serial number or asset tag and it fails to yield a result, we recommend you conduct a ‘Master Search’.
Search stolen bikes by Bike Make, Keyword/Model, Type, Year Stolen, State/Territory and Post code. A master (filter) search can be refined to a single search parameter or expanded to include all or selected filters. Click ‘Reset search’ when conducting multiple searches and changing search filters.
PV Number Lookup
Search stolen bikes by the assigned PV number. When reporting information to police, we recommend you supply the PV mumber, so they can easily find the bike on our database.
Search bikes recovered by police, where the owners are unknown. A simple search of our Police Recovered Bike database, may find your missing bike, no matter where it was recovered in Australia.
Search and setup email alerts for bike adverts on major classified sites, including EBay and Gumtree. FindaBike is great tool if you trying to find your stolen bike or looking to buy a new one.
Receive stolen bike email alerts for bikes reported stolen in your area. You can choose to receive alerts for all bikes in your nominated postcodes, or limit the alerts to bike types you are interested in.
PV wants to make it harder for thieves and easier for bike theft victims and police to recover stolen bikes.