Safety check required when renewing your registration
Roads and Maritime Services maintains inspection and certification schemes to make sure that all vehicles meet minimum safety requirements. Most vehicles require a safety check before you can renew registration. Other inspections may be required for different vehicle types.
Generally, light vehicles more than five years old require a safety check (previously called a pink slip) before you can renew the registration. Light vehicles include:
- Passenger cars
- All motorcycles
- Goods carrying vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass of 4.5 tonnes or less (without power-operated brakes)
- Trailers and caravans with an aggregate trailer mass of 4.5 tonnes or less (including those fitted with breakaway brakes, but not including those fitted with air or vacuum (breakaway) braking systems).
Your registration renewal notice will state if your vehicle needs a safety check.