Roadworthy Inspections 

What is a Roadworthy Inspection?

Thank you for choosing Peninsula Diesel Repairs to complete your Roadworthy Inspection. Peninsula Diesel Repairs are licenced light vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Heavy Trailer, LPG, Light Bus & Heavy bus inspectors. Our VicRoads licenced tester number is 10145. We are also part of VicRoads Ecertificate, this means you will receive an electronic copy of your roadworthy certificate.

What is a Roadworthy Certificate?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness (also known as a ‘roadworthy’ or ‘RWC’) shows that your vehicle’s safe enough to be used on public roads. A roadworthy is required whenever a vehicle is sold, if it’s being re-registered, and to clear some defect notices. A Certificate of Roadworthiness isn’t a guarantee that a vehicle’s mechanically reliable, it just shows that it’s safe enough to be driven.

What does the Certificate of Roadworthiness inspection cover?

The roadworthy inspection is a check of the vehicle to make sure that key components are in a good enough condition for safe road use. It includes:

  • wheels and tyres
  • steering, suspension 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.

How long does a certificate remain current?

A roadworthy is considered ‘current’ and valid for a period of 30 days from the date of issue before you present it at VicRoads (e.g. when you visit us to transfer or re-register a vehicle).

What will a Roadworthy inspection & certificate cost me?

The cost of getting a roadworthy can depend on the age, type and condition of a vehicle. If an item fails to meet the requirements, VicRoads will issue a rejection report. You’ll be given 14 days to repair or replace the rejected item/s and have them re-inspected. You can carry out these repairs yourself or have Peninsula Diesel complete the repairs for you, at this stage we are happy to provide you with an estimate to complete the repairs

IMPORTANT: If more than 14 days goes by, another full inspection will be required.

What is completed during my Roadworthy Inspection?

While your vehicle is in our workshop, we must take at least 13 mandatory photos which are time & date stamped. These include your vehicle in our workshop, Vin plate, Dashboard cluster, brake inspection, Brake test print out & individual images of each fault found. Once each fault has been rectified, we then take a photo of each repair. All images are sent to VicRoads as part of your roadworthy Inspection.