RWC - Roadworthy Certificates in Sale


Certificate of Roadworthiness (RWC) in Sale, Victoria

In Sale and elsewhere in Victoria, a certificate of roadworthiness is required whenever a registered vehicle is being offered for sale - the seller 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 not registered, however, before a used vehicle can be re-registered in Victoria an RWC is needed.  In some cases a roadworthiness certificate is also needed to clear certain types of vehicle defect notices in Victoria.

How do I get a Roadworthy Certificate?

The vehicle must first pass a roadworthy inspection test undertaken by a suitably qualified mechanic at a licensed vehicle testing station. Provided a vehicle passes the inspection, a Roadworthy certificate is issued. A Roadworthy Certificate, or RWC, can only be issued by a licensed vehicle testing station such as Triple One Automotive in Sale.

A roadworthy inspection covers the major safety related items, including:

  • The structure of the vehicle itself
  • Steering
  • Windscreens, including wipers & washers
  • Seatbelts and seating
  • Lights and Reflectors
  • Suspension Systems
  • Braking Systems
  • Safety related items on the body, chassis or engine.


How long is my RWC Valid?

An RWC is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

How much does an RWC test cost?

Because of the vastly diverse types and models of vehicles on Victorian roads, Roadworthy Certificates are not a fixed charge and the overall cost can vary to some degree. The actual cost of obtaining a Roadworthiness certificate can depend on the age, type and condition of the vehicle being examined. Contact Triple One Automotive today for more information.

Remember, a roadworthiness inspection test is not a check of the overall reliability or condition of a vehicle. If you require a comprehensive check on the condition and reliability of the vehicle then Contact us at Triple One Automotive to ask about our 150 point vehicle inspection.

For More information about Roadworthiness certificates in Sale visit the Vic Roads website

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