Changes to licensed vehicle tester requirements

Mar 05 2017

All taxis and hire cars no longer have to be inspected by a Licensed Taxi Tester.  Vehicles can now be inspected by any Licensed Vehicle Tester within Victoria.

Effective 1 March 2017, VicRoads is discontinuing the Licensed Taxi Tester scheme.  Taxi and hire car vehicle inspections (including wheelchair accessible taxis) will now align with requirements for private vehicle inspections.

The windscreen inspection label previously issued by Licensed Taxi Testers to indicate the vehicle has passed inspection, has been withdrawn.

Operators must ensure that their vehicles have a roadworthy inspection every 12 months by a Licensed Vehicle Tester.  The certificate of roadworthiness issued must be retained within the vehicle as evidence of the inspection.  An electronic copy of a roadworthy certificate stored on an electronic device is acceptable.

For more information, including questions and answers (Q&A), refer to the TSC website

Licensed Vehicle Tester (LVT) locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria can be found by accessing the VicRoads website 


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