Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS) Certifier's Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to act as an inspector of non-standard vehicles. Non-standard vehicles that may require certification include significantly modified vehicles, individually constructed vehicles, and certain imported vehicles.

Holding this licence will allow you to certify that these types of vehicles meet the relevant safety standards under the Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS).

Please be aware that this licence also authorises you as an Approved Vehicle Examiner under the Heavy Vehicle National Law and allows you to approve modifications under the conditions prescribed by the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to hold a certifier's licence, you must be a fit and proper person. To assess this, the Agency will:

  • Check your criminal history;
  • Check the currency of your driver's licence;
  • Verify your qualifications and experience as reported on the application form; and
  • Check if you are subject to any sanctions or restrictions enforced other agencies.

Your application must include:

  • A completed application form;
  • The relevant fee; and
  • All information requested.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


12 months.



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Administering agency

Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Act(s) name

Road Transport Act 2013 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, VSCCS
Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Operating address:
101 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 928
North Sydney
New South Wales 2059



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