The Nominal Defendant receives claims where the vehicle at fault cannot be identified or is unregistered and the accident happened in NSW.
If you do not know the registration number of the vehicle at fault, find this out by asking the police, talking to witnesses or by putting an advertisement in the newspapers asking witnesses to contact you.
If you have tried everything and still cannot find out the registration number of the vehicle at fault, the vehicle is 'unidentified' and a claim should be made against the Nominal Defendant.
To make a claim against the Nominal Defendant complete a Personal Injury Claim Form or Compensation to Relatives Claim Form and send it to:
The Nominal Defendant
Level 25, 580 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
The claim form must be sent as soon as possible, but no later than six months from the date of the accident.
The MAA randomly allocates your claim to one of the insurers. You will be advised who that insurer is. Once the claim is allocated to an insurer, it is managed in the same way as a normal claim.
For more information about the Nominal Defendant contact the Claims Advisory Service on 1300 656 919.