It is a requirement for all vehicles in Victoria to have a Roadworthy certificate when you change ownership or are instructed to do so by the Police.
Roadworthy certificates can only be issued by an accredited work shop by accredited staff who have undergone extensive training on requirements set out by Vic Roads. All our staff have undergone all the training required to issue Roadworthy certificates in the category of light vehicle.
A Roadworthy is a check of the vehicle to ensure that all safety related components have not worn or deteriorated to the extent that the vehicle is unsafe for normal road use. Parts inspected include, lamps & reflectors, the structure of the vehicle, braking system, wheels tires & suspension, steering, seats & seat belts, windscreen, windows & wipers, body, chassis or engine safety items.
A roadworthy inspection does not mean that the vehicle is in top condition without any wear or- deterioration. Non safety accessories such as the air conditioner, rear window demister, electric windows, rear wipers etc. do not have to work. An roadworthy does not mean that items will continue to function after the vehicle has been inspected. example. globes can fail at any time / oil leaks can start at anytime
Once the first inspection has been completed you have fourteen days to rectify any problems found. You then have to bring the vehicle back to be inspected. The Roadworthy certificate will then be issued. Once the certificate has been issued you then have thirty days from that date to transfer vehicle.
If vehicle is not transferred in that time a new certificate will have to be obtained.
Road Worthy Check
- $250 standard vehicles,
- $280 commercial, 4WD, some european makes & modified vehicles, including pre 1980s vehicles*
- A second check fee may apply to vehicles depending on the number of faults having to be inspected. The fee ranges between $30.00 & $60.00 . The fee will not be charged if we have the vehicle on the hoist carrying out repairs.
*Some heavily modified vehicles and light commercial vehicles will be priced based on an hourly rate, including any parts required to perform the Roadworthy check
Prices subject to change.
We can provide an estimate for any work required to complete road worthy.
PLEASE NOTE. A PINK COPY IS NOT A RW CERTIFICATE. IT IS A LIST OF REPAIRS THAT MUST BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE A GREEN CERTIFICATE CAN BE ISSUED. VEHICLE MUST BE RE PRESENTED TO OUR WORKSHOP WITHIN 14 DAYS. AFTER 14 DAYS A NEW INSPECTION WILL BE REQUIRED.
AS OF THE 15/9/2021 WE HAVE MOVED TO THE ROADWORTHY e CERTIFICATE.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU.
THERE WILL BE NO MORE PINK OR GREEN COPPIES.
CERTIFICATES WILL BE E.MAILED TO YOUR NOMINATED E.MAIL ADDRESS.
ALL CERTIFICATES AND PHOTOS WILL BE UPLOADED STRAIGHT TO VIC ROADS.
ROADWORTHY INSPECTION PROCEDURES & STANDARDS WILL REMAIN THE SAME.
IF REPAIRS ARE REQUIRED YOU WILL STILL HAVE 14 DAYS TO REPAIR & RE PRESENT VEHICLE FOR 2ND INSPECTION.
A SECOND INSPECTION WILL NEED TO BE BOOKED IN.