In the state of Victoria an RWC or certificate of roadworthiness is required when a vehicle is being sold – the seller must provide a current roadworthiness certificate to the buyer, unless the buyer is their spouse or a licensed motor vehicle trader. It is sometimes acceptable to sell a vehicle without an RWC if it is not currently registered, however before the used vehicle can be re-registered an RWC will need to be obtained. In some cases a roadworthiness certificate is also needed to clear a vehicle defect notice in Victoria.
How do I get a Roadworthy Certificate in Victoria?
An RWC can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester - Come and see us at
The vehicle must pass a roadworthy inspection test. Upon passing the test a certificate is issued.
•seats and seat belts •Exhaust and Emission controls •wheels and tyres •steering, suspension and braking systems •lamps and reflectors •windscreen, and windows including front windscreen wipers and washers •the structure of the vehicle itself •safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.
How long is my RWC Valid? Your RWC is valid for 30 days from the date of its issue. How much does an RWC test cost? The cost of a Roadworthy Certificate in Victoria can depend on the age, type and condition of the vehicle being examined.
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Other Vehicle Inspections
If you are buying or selling a vehicle we also carry out PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS.
Please contact our workshop to arrange for either a Roadworthy inspection, a 150 point or a pre purchase inspection.