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.
Find out more about the Roadworthiness scheme.
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How long does a certificate remain current
A current certificate of roadworthiness, required for the purpose of registering or transferring a vehicle, is one that has been issued not more than 30 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 30 days from the date the certificate was issued.
The cost of certificate
The cost of obtaining a certificate is not fixed and can depend on the age, type and the condition of the vehicle. You can ask for a quote from a Licensed Vehicle Tester.
If the vehicle fails the test
If an item fails to meet the requirements, the tester will issue a rejection report. 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.