Roadworthy Testing

Roadworthy testing

Livesey’s Motor Works is a licensed VicRoads Roadworthy Certificate Tester.

In Victoria a Certificate of Roadworthiness is required when a vehicle is sold or if a used vehicle is to be re-registered. The inspection is a check to make sure the vehicle is safe for normal road use. In some cases a Roadworthy Certificate is also required to clear a Vehicle Defect Notice or Notice of Unroadworthiness.

What is done in a Roadworthy Inspection?
A Roadworthy Inspection covers the major safety related items including:

  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering, suspension and braking systems
  • Seats and seat belts
  • Lamps and reflectors
  • Windscreen, and windows including front windscreen
  • Wipers and washers
  • The structure of the vehicle itself
  • Other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine

To meet VicRoads requirements we also take photos of your vehicle during the test.

Please note that a Roadworthy test is not a check of the mechanical reliability of your vehicle. If you need a comprehensive check on the overall condition of your vehicle we recommend you book a separate vehicle check.

How long does a Roadworthy Certificate last?
A Certificate of Roadworthiness is valid for the purpose of a transaction for 30 days from the date of issue.

What happens if your vehicle fails the test?
If your vehicle fails the test you have seven days to repair the items and return the vehicle to us for a second inspection. If more then seven days pass a full inspection must be carried out on the vehicle again. This includes the full cost of a new Roadworthy test.

Contact us to book your vehicle for a Roadworthy Certificate Inspection on 5134 4402.