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Safety checks are a basic mechanical inspection, targeting vehicle components that may cause a risk to vehicle occupants and other road users if they are not operating correctly or are excessively worn.
After your vehicle has passed a safety check, the authorised safety check station sends a report to Roads and Maritime Services electronically.
Find an authorised safety check station
This search will allow you to find your closest safety check station, all you need is your postcode. To use this tool, see find an authorised safety check station.
General safety check information
Your guide to:
- What is a safety check?
- Who performs a safety check?
- Which vehicles need to be checked and when?
- For more information, see Authorised Inspection Scheme (AIS).
Safety checks for light vehicles
Light vehicles include:
- Cars and light commercial vehicles up to 5 tonnes tare except vehicles fitted with power-operated brakes.
- Motorcycles including motorcycle with side-car.
- Buses up to 2.5 tonnes tare.
- For more information, see Authorised Safety Check Inspection Station (ASCIS).
Safety checks for heavy vehicles
Heavy vehicles include:
- Heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM).
- Buses 2.5 tonnes tare weight and over.
- Licensed tow trucks.
- Vehicles fitted with power-operated brakes.
- Prime movers.
- For more information, see Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Station (HVAIS).
Other safety checks
- Safety checks for defect notices.
- Authorised crane inspections (ACIS).
- Safety checks for trailers.
- Safety checks for LPG and CNG fuelled vehicles.