Join our mobile pink slip trial

We’re calling all authorised proprietors and examiners to be part of a mobile pink slip trial. Help us make inspections easier and more convenient for customers while giving your business a competitive edge.

Help us make inspections easier and more convenient for customers while giving your business a competitive edge.

We want you to be part of an innovative trial to bring pink slip inspections to customers.

A trial for mobile pink slip inspections (light vehicles only) is already being conducted in three zones in NSW. We are now looking to expand into selected regional areas to further test the suitability of this initiative.

Roads and Maritime has extended the trial until 30 September 2020, and we are inviting all authorised examiners from Wagga Wagga, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands to participate in the extended trial.

The trial will help us decide if:

  • Mobile pink slip services improve customer flexibility
  • It is practical for examiners to conduct a safety inspection away from a fixed station and
  • Mobile safety inspection services should be available statewide.

If you would like to participate in the regional expansion you must meet the eligibility criteria provided below.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to participate in the trial, you must:

  • Be an authorised proprietor at a fixed premises Authorised Inspection Station (AIS) and must employ or engage authorised examiners
  • Hold a current Motor Vehicle Repairers Licence
  • Nominate authorised examiners who hold a current Motor Vehicle Tradesperson Certificate (MVTC)
  • Have a clear AIS compliance history for at least 5 years and your nominated authorised examiners must also have a clear AIS compliance history for at least 5 years

Note - Please ensure your business complies with all Local Government and Fair Trading requirements for operating a mobile workshop.

Note - a clean compliance history means the proprietor’s authority or the examiner’s authority has not been suspended or cancelled by Roads and Maritime in the last five years.

In addition you must also:

  • Provide Roads and Maritime Services with a current (issued not more than three months ago) criminal history check for each nominated authorised examiner
  • Have a fixed AIS station within the Wagga Wagga, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands regions
  • Be prepared to upgrade to, or acquire a GPS enabled brake test machine for your mobile pink slip unit, and
  • Be prepared to promote the trial within your customer base and local community.

AIS Business Rules and Trial Supplementary Business Rules

Approved trial participants must follow the Mobile ‘Pink Slip’ Trial Supplementary Rules and the AIS business Rules. These rules operate under powers granted by Clause 70 of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017, and are legally binding.

How to submit

Download the Mobile pink slip application pack documents

Follow the instructions in the the download pack and make sure you;

  • Nominate the examiners who will conduct mobile inspections,
  • nominate vehicle details for mobile units to be used,
  • attach a signed proprietor participation form,
  • attach a copy of your Motor Vehicle Repairers Licence (MVRL), and

For each nominated examiner,

  • attach signed examiner participation form,
  • attach a copy of MVTC certificate, and,
  • attach a criminal history check for each nominated examiner that is not more than 3 months old.

When you are ready to submit your application, please complete the online application form and attached the supporting documents to your application.

Criminal history check

To obtain a National Criminal History Record check you will need to;

  • Visit the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to find out how to apply and to select an authorised provider
  • Ensure the check has been completed within 3 months of submitting your mobile pink slip application
  • Check with the provider you choose that they include a verification code
  • Attach the criminal check to your AIS station application

Note: Your criminal check must include all of your current names and also any and all previous names that you have been known by.

If the criminal check does not have a verification code it will need to be certified.

Who can certify your documents?

  • An accountant (member of a recognised professional accounting body or a Registered Tax Agent).
  • A person listed on the roll of the Supreme Court of a state or territory or the High Court of Australia as a legal practitioner.
  • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney.
  • A police officer.
  • A postal manager.
  • A principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school.
  • A medical practitioner.
  • A Justice of the Peace (with a registration number in the state in which they are registered).
  • A minister of religion (registered under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961).

The certified copy must include the statement "I certify that this is a true copy of the original document". The certifier must also include their full name, signature, date, registration number (if any) and qualification or occupation which makes them eligible to certify documents, on each of the photocopied identification documents.

Regional locations included

Wagga Wagga, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands.

For more information please see the Frequently asked questions or email pinksliptrial@rms.nsw.gov.au.

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