Appointment of an Authorised Inspection Station - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this appointment if you intend to use a premises for the purposes of carrying out tests or inspections of registered vehicles. This includes conducting roadworthy inspections, identity and design checks and clearing defect notices on vehicles in accordance with the authorised inspection station (AIS) standards.

There are four types of vehicle inspection stations under AIS:

  • ASCIS: Authorised Safety Check Inspection Station (light vehicles);
  • AUVIS: Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Station (unregistered light vehicles);
  • HVAIS: Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Station (heavy vehicles); and
  • ACIS: Authorised Crane Inspection Station (SP2 cranes).

Please be aware that each examiner working at your premises will require a separate authorisation.

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 for this appointment:

  • Your premises and the equipment on the premises must be suitable for that use; and
  • You and your employees must be competent to carry out the responsibilities associated with using the premises for that purpose.

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



In force until surrendered or revoked.



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

Inspection Program Services, Authorised Inspection Station Unit
Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Mailing address:
PO BOX 122
Glen Innes, New South Wales 2370


1300 791 186

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