Mobile Pink Slip trial - coming soon

Frequently asked questions

  • The trial aims to find out if mobile pink slip inspections can be delivered in a safe and effective way to improve convenience and flexibility for customers.
  • The mobile pink slip trial will be carried out over six months (29 May to November 2018).
  • The fee for the pink slip will remain the same for a light vehicle $40, Motorcycle $23, Trailer with no brakes $21, Trailer with brakes $31.

    An Examiner cannot charge more than the above amounts for the inspection.

    A call out/travel fee can be charged by the examiner as long as it's separate to the inspection fee and clearly explained/negotiated in advance with the customer.

  • Mobile pink slip inspections can be conducted on cars, motorcycles and trailers (including caravans).
  • When the list of providers has been published (in mid-May) you will be able to make direct contact with a participating provider, agree a call out fee, identify a safe and suitable area for the inspection and a suitable time for the inspection.
  • Provider details for each of the trial zones will be listed on the NSW Roads and Maritime website from mid-May. If there is not a provider listed in your area, you will not be able to participate in the trial.

    The trial will cover the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Sydney (metro), Central Coast and Newcastle areas ONLY.

  • The trial is available in limited areas, near Roads and Maritime compliance resources, so that we’re able to monitor mobile service delivery.
  • Examiners for the trial are currently operating from fixed inspection stations and as such meet Roads and Maritime requirements as suitable persons for conducting this service, as well as competent to conduct a thorough inspection as per their safety check standards.
  • Roads and Maritime Services conducted an Expression of Interest to select proprietors and their nominated examiners for the mobile Pink Slip trial.

    We are unable to accept any further proprietors into the trial.If you are an examiner working for a listed proprietor, please contact the proprietor to ask about participating.

  • Yes, examiners conducting a mobile inspection must submit the inspection report electronically meaning as soon as the inspection report is completed, the vehicle’s registration records will immediately reflect that a pink slip has been issued.
  • No. The service provider should discuss with you when booking the inspection to arrange how payment will be made, where the inspection will take place, how you will receive a copy of the pink slip and brake test result (if relevant) and to set clear expectations on access to the vehicle if you are not going to be present for the inspection.
  • You can arrange a time and location that suits you. For example, your vehicle could be inspected at your workplace, at home or where your caravan is stored, as long as the inspection site is safe and suitable.
  • An inspection report is required to renew the registration of any vehicle to ensure the vehicle complies with safety standards, unless the vehicle is exempt from inspection.
  • No. If your vehicle requires repairs in order to pass inspection, you are free to book this work with any suitably qualified service provider.

    If any defects are identified in the first inspection, the necessary repairs are to be carried out within 14 days and a second inspection will follow.

  • Roads and Maritime has developed a robust compliance plan. We will monitor mobile inspection activities for a proportion of vehicles; for example, tracking where brake tests are conducted, and checking that inspection locations were suitably assessed. A proportion of vehicles will also be randomly inspected by Roads and Maritime staff to ensure the inspection report reflects the vehicle.
  • Roads and Maritime will assess the trial based on feedback from customers, service providers and compliance data. We will then be able to advise the government on the feasibility of a state wide mobile pink slip scheme.
  • Absolutely, in fact Roads and Maritime needs customer feedback to assist with the evaluation of the trial.

    When your mobile inspection has been completed, the examiners will give you a Roads and Maritime issued card to let you know how to provide feedback, and a link to an online survey will be available here when the trial has started.

  • Please contact Roads and Maritime by sending an email to

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