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
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.