What is a Roadworthy Certificate?

Over 750,000 Victorians each year need a Roadworthy Certificate (RWC) when they sell or purchase a second-hand vehicle.

Roadworthy certificates are only available from licenced roadworthy vehicle testers in Melbourne (Victoria). For the purpose of a transaction, the roadworthy certificate is current for a 30 day period from the date of issue.

What does the roadworthy inspection cover?

The roadworthy inspection is a check of the vehicle to insure that key components have not worn or deteriorated and that the vehicle is safe for normal road use.

Safety related components include:

  1. Wheels and tyres
  2. Steering, suspension and braking systems
  3. Seats and seat belts
  4. Lamps and lamp reflectors
  5. Windscreens, and windows including front windscreen wipers and washers.
  6. The structure of the vehicle itself
  7. Other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.

What does the roadworthy inspection not cover?

  1. It does not guarantee that the vehicle is in top condition without any wear or deterioration
  2. It does not cover the operating of non-safety related accessories such as the air-conditioner, rear window demister and rear window wipers
  3. It is not a guarantee that the items checked during the roadworthy inspection will continue to function after the inspection e.g. a brake light can stop functioning at any time after the inspection.

Vehicle Inspections Australia is a roadworthy inspection specialist. We do not do repairs or services of any kind on vehicles. This means we are only interested in checking essential safety items on your vehicle. Vehicle Inspections Australia has no vested interest in finding “other” faults with your vehicle and we can therefore offer an unbiased independent roadworthy inspection of your vehicle.