Driving an unregistered vehicle is a serious offence that can lead to serious consequences.
Making sure cars are roadworthy is a big part of the registration system. It’s also about protecting people, every vehicle must be registered to be covered by compulsory third party insurance. This insurance makes sure that everyone is covered for personal injury if someone is hurt in a accident.
Car Pre-purchase Inspections
This is a fully comprehensive inspection report which includes a complete check of the vehicle. The inspection involves a thorough examination of all mechanical components and also the bodywork, paintwork and under structure, for evidence of any damage or unsatisfactory repair work.
The interior and electrical components are checked and the vehicle’s electronic control unit checked for any fault codes followed by a road test.
Pink Slip Inspection
This is a safety inspection report that proves your car is roadworthy. All vehicles more than five years old require a safety inspection as a condition of registration renewal.
Your registration renewal notice will advise you if your vehicle needs an inspection. To get the pink slip, you need to take your vehicle to an Authorised Inspection Station (AIS).
This is a pink slip that has been sent to the RTA electronically. This allows you to renew your Rego online or by phone. You must visit an e-Safety Check Inspection Station to get your e-Safety Check.
An inspection report rejection slip. It details the repairs required before a vehicle can be registered. Once the repairs are carried out and you have the vehicle re-inspected, the vehicle will receive a pink or blue slip.