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Roadworthy tests and Certificate of Roadworthiness in Victoria, or RWC.
In Victoria getting a certificate of roadworthiness is mandatory before you can sell a vehicle. If you are selling a vehicle, you must provide a current roadworthy certificate to the buyer, unless the buyer is your spouse or a licensed motor vehicle trader.
You can sell a vehicle without a roadworthy certificate provided it is un-registered. However, before that vehicle can be re-registered you will need an RWC. In Victoria, sometimes a roadworthiness certificate is needed to clear a vehicle defect notice.
How do I get a Roadworthy Certificate in Victoria?
The vehicle must first pass a roadworthy inspection test before a certificate can be issued.
Only licensed vehicle testers can issue RWC’s. Temby Auto Service is a licensed vehicle testing station and a Vic Roads licensed roadworthy tester for passenger vehicles, 4 wheel drives and small trucks.
A roadworthy inspection covers the major safety related items, including:
- Wheels and tyres
- Seats and seat belts
- Exhaust and Emission controls
- 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 does an RWC stay valid in Victoria?
In Melbourne and the rest of Victoria a roadworthy certificate will be valid for 30 days from its issue.
It’s important to note a roadworthiness inspection test is not a check of the overall reliability or condition of a vehicle. If you require a thorough check on the overall condition and reliability of the vehicle, then contact us at to ask about a fully comprehensive 150 point vehicle inspection.
For more information about roadworthiness certificates in Melbourne, Vic visit VicRoads.