Become a mobile safety check provider

Interested in becoming a mobile pink slip provider? Here's what you need to know before you apply.

What's involved

The mobile safety check program aims to make vehicle safety inspections easier and more convenient by bringing the inspection to the customer.

Eligibility criteria for proprietors

To be eligible to become a mobile safety check proprietor, 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 (MVRL)
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have a clear AIS compliance history. This means the proprietor's authority and your nominated authorised examiners' authorities have not been suspended or cancelled by Transport for NSW in the last 5 years.

As a proprietor, you also need to meet requirements to operate a mobile business:

  • have appropriate insurance cover to operate a mobile business
  • ensure your business complies with all local government and Fair Trading requirements for operating a mobile workshop
  • have your mobile workshop/s (motor vehicle/s) listed on your MVRL licence. To arrange this, contact Fair Trading.

AIS Business Rules and Supplementary Business Rules

Mobile safety check providers must follow the Mobile Safety Check Program Supplementary Rules as well as 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.

Eligibility criteria for examiners

To be eligible to become a mobile safety check examiner, you must:

  • be an authorised examiner who is employed or engaged by an authorised proprietor
  • hold a current Motor Vehicle Tradesperson Certificate (MVTC)
  • have a current national criminal history check issued within the last 3 months
  • have a good compliance record - your authorised examiners authority must not have been suspended or cancelled by Transport for NSW in the last 5 years
  • in all other respects be a fit and proper person.

Why do I need a fixed premises to offer mobile safety checks?

This approach was determined in collaboration with industry.

When you are employed or engaged by an authorised proprietor, it allows us to better oversee mobile safety check inspections.

Having a fixed premises gives customers:

  • the option to take their vehicle to the fixed station if it fails the first inspection, so they don't have to pay another callout fee
  • a fixed contact for follow up if they have any issues with their pink slip inspection.

It also provides the examiner with an alternative location if:

  • the original location is not suitable, or
  • the vehicle needs significant work to pass inspection.

Next steps

If you meet the eligibility criteria and you're ready to apply, follow the steps to prepare and submit your application online. If your application is successful, you'll be invited to complete a mandatory training course for mobile safety check services.

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