Roadworthy Certificates


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Certificate of Roadworthiness and Roadworthy tests, or RWC.

In Victoria obtaining  certificate of roadworthiness is mandatory before a vehicle can be sold – the vehicles seller must provide a current roadworthy certificate to the buyer, unless the buyer is their spouse or a licensed motor vehicle trader.

It is possible to sell a vehicle without a roadworthy certificate if it is un-registered, however before that vehicle can be re-registered an RWC does need to be obtained. In some cases a roadworthiness certificate is also needed to clear a vehicle defect notice in Victoria.


How do I obtain a Roadworthy Certificate?

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The vehicle must first pass a roadworthy inspection test before a certificate is issued. An RWC can only be issued by a licensed vehicle tester – Total Car Care is a licensed vehicle testing station – we are 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:

  • Seats and seat belts
  • Exhaust and Emission controls
  • Wheels and tyres
  • 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 is my RWC Valid?

In melbourne and the rest of Victoria a Roadworthy certificate will be valid for 30 days from the date of its issue.

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 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/

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