Roadworthy Certificate

It is mandatory in Victoria for vehicles to complete Roadworthy inspections before they can be registered or re-registered or when buying or selling a vehicle. This helps to ensure that most cars on the road comply with safety standards. Allcare Automotive is licensed by VicRoads to perform Roadworthy inspections and to issue Roadworthy certificates for both petrol cars and LPG cars.

To obtain a Roadworthy certificate (RWC), your car needs to undergo a thorough vehicle inspection by a licensed Roadworthy tester in a licensed workshop. The RWC remains valid for 30 days after its issue. Then you are able to register your vehicle at VicRoads. If there were any items that needed to be rectified, you have 7 days to repair them to ensure that they meet the standards. Otherwise, a complete car roadworthy inspection may need to be undertaken again.

In the state of Victoria, a roadworthy certificate (RWC) is mandatory when a vehicle is being sold or reregistered. The roadworthy testing is executed to minimise potential dangers to road users and the buyers of used vehicles. Whether you are planning to buy or sell a used vehicle, make sure that the vehicle is roadworthy. As a licensed vehicle tester, All Care Automotive will perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle and issue a roadworthy certificate if it meets the safety standards set by VicRoads.

What Does Roadworthy Inspection Include?

Roadworthy CertificateThe roadworthy inspection is not about evaluating the general condition or mechanical reliability of your vehicle but is about inspecting all the safety components. If your vehicle is found to be free of wear & tear or deteriorations and is in compliance with all safety standards recommended by VicRoads Regulations, a certificate of roadworthiness will be issued. Here at All Care Automotive, we will check the following safety components:


  • Steering and suspension
  • Braking systems
  • Clutch & transmission
  • Seats and seat belts
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Lamps and reflectors
  • Chassis and engine
  • Structure of the vehicle
  • Windows, Windscreen, windscreen wipers and washers
  • Other safety components

If all these safety components are in top-notch condition, our licensed vehicle tester will issue the roadworthy certificate in no time. On the other hand, if your vehicle has worn-out or damaged safety components, we will advise you on the repairs necessary to make it roadworthy and provide you with a free, no-obligation cost estimate. If you are satisfied with our quote, we will perform the repairs and issue you the certificate.

Remember that the cost of obtaining a roadworthy certificate depends on various factors such as age, make & model and the condition of the vehicle being inspected. If you have any questions or need a certificate of roadworthiness for your vehicle, give us a call at (03) 9384 0401. Let’s guide you the right way!