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RWC - Roadworthy Certificates

Roadworthy Certificates - RWC - Certificate of Roadworthiness in Preston

In Victoria, a RWC or Certificate of Roadworthiness, is needed before a vehicle can be sold or when purchased unregistered (unless brand new) and it needs to be re-registered. A Licensed Vehicle Tester must check that your vehicle meets the standards set out under Regulation 220 by the Roads Corporation, or VicRoads, prior to a Certificate of Roadworthiness being issued.

What get's checked during a safety inspection?

  • wheels and tyres
  • steering, suspensions and braking systems
  • seats and seatbelts
  • lights and reflectors
  • windscreen, and windows including front wipers and washers
  • vehicle structure
  • other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.

A Certificate of Roadworthiness only shows that it is safe enough to be driven on public roads. It doesn't check mechanical reliability. Our 150 Point Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection would provide you with a detailed report.

A RWC is valid for a period of 30 days from the date of issue. The cost of the inspection will vary with the type of vehicle being inspected. If it fails the inspection you have 14 days to have it repaired otherwise you will need to have a full inspection done again.

Occasionally a Certificate of Roadworthiness is also needed before you can have a defect notice removed from a vehicle or it may be required as part of a required inspection for vehicles such as taxis and buses (which must undergo regular, periodic mandatory Inspections).
It is also important to note that a Certificate of Roadworthiness does not constitute a complete assessment of a vehicle's compliance with the Standards for Registration. These standards are generally governed by the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and are often beyond the scope of a Roadworthy Inspection.

Some Vehicles are exempt from roadworthiness requirements

Brand new vehicles don't need a certificate if they have never previously been registered. Trailers and other vehicles and specially constructed vehicles. To learn more visit VicRoads article

On The Move Mechanical Repairs in Preston are Licensed Vehicle Testers and are able to to issue Certificates of Roadworthiness - use our handy booking form below to make a roadworthy appointment for your vehicle.

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