Authorised Vehicle Examiners Scheme - Approved Premises - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this approval if you intend to operate premises where vehicle inspection duties take place. You must have this approval in order to issue registration certificates from a certain location.

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 approval, you must:

  • not, during the last five years, have been convicted or found guilty by a court in Australia of an offence against the law of any jurisdiction that involves fraud or dishonesty (in regard to a corporation this is applicable to each director of the corporation)
  • not be disqualified from applying for approval
  • be a suitable person to be the proprietor of approved premises
  • the premises must be suitable and equipped according to the authorising Agency's requirements.

Furthermore, you need to keep up-to-date copies of:

  • the ACT Inspection Manual for Light Vehicles
  • the ACT Inspection Manual for Heavy Vehicles
  • each Australian Design Rule forming a part of either manual
  • any document a part of which is applied, adopted or incorporated in either manual.

You will also need to:

  • clearly display the certificate of approval for your premises
  • clearly display a notice with the words 'approved inspection station' in capital letters at least 5cm high.



1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2004.30

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.