Road Worthy Certificates
How to get A Roadworthy Certificate
A Certificate of Roadworthiness is required when a vehicle is sold, if a used vehicle is to be re-registered or, in some cases to clear a Vehicle Defect. It is only issued by a licensed vehicle tester.
Who Issues Certificates ?
A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued when a vehicle is passed by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated garage or service station. A certificate is only issued when a vehicle passes the inspection.
How long is the RWC current for ?
A current certificate of roadworthiness, required for the purpose of registering or transferring a vehicle, is one that has been issued not more than 28 days prior to any application for the registration or transfer.
Note: This is not a guarantee that a vehicle with a roadworthy certificate will necessarily continue to remain in a roadworthy condition for 28 days from the date the certificate was issued.
What is the bike fails ?
If an item fails to meet the requirements, the tester will issue a rejection report and a quote for repairs which we can carry out for you upon your approval. Otherwise you will be given 7 days to repair or replace the rejected items and have those rejected item inspected again. If more than 7 days elapse a full inspection is then required.
What does the RWC inspection cover ?
The inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that the key components are in a fit condition for safe road use.
wheels and tyres
steering, suspensions and braking systems
lights, reflectors and windscreen
other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.
View the Vehicle standards information VSI26 – Roadworthiness requirements for further information on the Inspection standards for the Roadworthiness test.
The roadworthiness test is not a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of the vehicle.
The certificate does not mean:
that the vehicle is in top condition without any wear or deterioration
that engine performance is working 100% or wont have engine wear
that the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection e.g. electronics such as a brake light can stop functioning at any time after the inspection.
The roadworthiness test is not a complete assessment of a vehicle’s compliance with the Standards for Registration, which in most cases are the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). The ADRs are set a set of minimum standards for the construction of motor vehicles and trailers. Compliance with these standards cannot be assessed by inspection alone.
If you require a comprehensive vehicle inspection
If you require a comprehensive check on the overall condition and reliability of the vehicle then you should arrange for a separate independent vehicle inspection report.
Certificate ValueStandard Weekday Roadworthy Inspection
Drop-off for a full day
Inspection for bikes under 20 years old
Must drop vehicle off between 8:30am and 11am
Collect after 5pm
NOTE: We do not work on American motorcycles (Harley Davidson, Victory, Buell)