Roadworthy Certificate Victoria
Certificate of roadworthiness (RWC) in Melbourne, Victoria
In Victoria a certificate of roadworthiness is required when a vehicle is being sold. The owner of the vehicle must provide a current roadworthiness certificate to the buyer, unless the buyer is a spouse or a motor vehicle trader. A vehicle can be sold without an RWC if it is not registered however If a used vehicle is being re-registered an RWC will be needed. In some cases a roadworthiness certificate is also needed to clear a vehicle defect notice in Victoria.
What is inspected?
A roadworthy inspection checks a vehicle to ensure that key components aren't worn or deteriorated and that it is safe for use. It will mainly cover major safety related items:
- 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.
The roadworthiness test is not a check of a vehicle's mechanical reliability or overall condition. If your vehicle needs a comprehensive check then you should arrange for a separate independent report such as those offered by the RACV, many Licensed Motor Car Traders (LMCTs) and other workshops.
Please note that the certificate does not mean:
- That the vehicle is in top notch condition.
- Non-safety related parts like air conditioning, electric windows and rear-window wipers are functioning properly.
- That items checked during an inspection will continue to function after the inspection.
Need a Roadworthy Certificate? Book online for an inspection from your local Repco Authorised Service centre.
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