Road Worthy Certificates

General Information

Roadworthy Information

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.

It includes:

  • wheels and tyres

  • steering, suspensions and braking systems

  • lights, reflectors and windscreen

  • vehicle structure

  • 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.

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