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Roadworthy Certificates ACT

Roadworthy Certificates in Canberra and the ACT

In the Australian Capital Territory vehicles must be inspected and provided with a roadworthy certificate before being registered in the following situations:

  1. A brand new vehicle being registered for the first time.
  2. At transfer of ownership if the vehicle is more than six years old.
  3. If it is being transferred from another state – regardless of age.
  4. If it has been unregistered for longer than 12 month.
  5. If the vehicle has received a defect notice.
  6. All vehicles powered by LPG require annual inspections.

Once registered, a vehicle in Canberra will rarely need an inspection if it doesn’t change owners and stays registered – however the ACT has a random inspection scheme which means at any time, in any road related area (including car parks) a vehicle can be subjected to a visual inspection and if any faults or defects are identified then a notice is issued and the use of the vehicle could be restricted until an inspection is performed and the vehicle is cleared.

Click here to find and book a Roadworthy Certificate check with your local Repco Authorised Service mechanic.