ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE INSPECTION
In Victoria a Certificate of Roadworthiness is generally required when a vehicle is sold or if a used vehicle is to be re-registered. This helps minimise the number of poorly maintained vehicles on the road.
In some cases a Certificate of Roadworthiness is also required to clear a Vehicle Defect Notice or a Notice of Unroadworthiness.
WHO ISSUES CERTIFICATES?
A Certificate of Roadworthiness can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester, operating from a nominated garage or service station
WHEN CAN A CERTIFICATE BE ISSUED?
The vehicle must pass a roadworthy inspection, then a certificate is issued.
WHAT IS INSPECTED?
The inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that key components have not worn or deteriorated and that the vehicle is safe for normal road use.