Roadworthy Certificates

Selling A Car In Melbourne Victoria? Well, You Need A Roadworthy Certificate

What is a Victorian Roadworthy Certificate?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness (RWC) is a certificate that deems your vehicle to be safe and ready for transfer at point of sale. IT IS NOT HOWEVER, a be all and end all certificate of the vehicle’s condition as it does not cover service items and non-safety related items such as air conditioning or audio systems or other electronics equipped in the vehicle. A Victorian Roadworthy Certificate is a document that is required by law in the state of Victoria, Australia. It serves as proof that a vehicle has passed certain safety standards and is fit for use on the road. This certificate must be obtained before selling or transferring ownership of a vehicle, and it must also be renewed every time a vehicle is sold with registration. The inspection must be carried out by an authorized licensed tester. Such as Exalt’d Automotive who will thoroughly examine these components to ensure they meet the minimum safety requirements set by VicRoads.

How long does a roadworthy last in Melbourne?

This roadworthy certificate is valid for 30 days after issue.

Who needs a RWC?

In Melbourne Victoria a Roadworthy Certificate is required when a vehicle is being sold. The owner of the vehicle must provide a current roadworthiness certificate to the buyer, unless the buyer is a spouse or a motor vehicle trader. A vehicle can be sold without an RWC if it is currently not registered; however, if the used vehicle is to be re-registered, an RWC will be needed. In some cases a Roadworthy Certificate is also needed to clear a vehicle defect notice (should to police require one).

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What is covered in a Roadworthy Melbourne?

The RWC inspection is a check of the vehicle to ensure that the key components are in a fit condition for safe road use. It includes:

  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering, suspensions 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

This is Not A Comprehensive Vehicle Report

The roadworthiness test is not a check of a vehicle’s mechanical reliability or overall condition. If you would like a comprehensive report on the vehicle, please arrange with us at Exalt’d and we will be happy to also do a separate report (extra fees will be incurred for this service).

Who can do this roadworthy check inspection?

Any licenced Roadworthy tester can carry out a Roadworthy Certificate check. We at Exalt’d Automotive are licenced roadworthy testers in Melbourne and can do this vehicle inspection for you. Should you feel like carrying out this test with us, please call us and we’ll be happy to book a time in with you to carry out a RWC on your vehicle.

How much is a roadworthy?

To determine if your vehicle is roadworthy for Melbourne Victoria, we provide the appropriate RWC certificate. For Melbourne’s East and surrounding suburbs, we offer more than just Roadworthy Melbourne, we can fix the defects with our car repair service. For more information on how much we charge for a Roadworthy Melbourne, please contact us online.

Where to get a roadworthy in Melbourne?

If you are looking to buy or sell a prestige vehicle in Melbourne, you need a RWC mechanic who knows what they are looking for to conduct the roadworthy test. Here a Exalt’d Automotive we speicalise in european car servicing and prestige cars. The car manufactures we specialise in are Audi service, Volkswagen repair, BMW servicing, Volvo service, Porsche service, Tesla servicing and Mercedes service.


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