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:

  1. Wheels and tyres.
  2. Steering, suspension and braking systems.
  3. Seats and seat belts.
  4. Lamps and reflectors.
  5. Windscreen, and windows including front windscreen wipers and washers.
  6. The structure of the vehicle itself.
  7. 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.