Appointment of an Authorised Inspection Station - New South Wales


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)
  • 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
  • you and your employees must be competent to carry out the responsibilities associated with using the premises for that purpose
  • each person specified in the application for the proprietor's authority must be of suitable character.

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


In force until surrendered or revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $582.00 -
Apply Application All $582.00 Annual licence fee

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Act(s) name

Road Transport Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Roads and Maritime Services

Road Services

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Inspection Program Services, Authorised Inspection Station Unit

Road Services

Roads and Maritime Services

Transport for NSW

New South Wales
Mailing address: PO BOX 122
Glen Innes, New South Wales 2370
Phone: 1300 791 186