Approved Inspection Station - Vehicle Inspection Reports - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you intend to use your premises to carry out tests or inspections on excessively noisy motor vehicles.

When someone reports a noisy vehicle, the registered owner is issued with a vehicle inspection notice (VIN). A VIN requires the registered owner to present the vehicle for inspection at an approved inspection station. The purpose of the approved inspection station is to determine if the vehicle's exhaust noise level, noise control equipment, and pollution control equipment comply with legal requirements. Once the testing and inspection has been completed, the approved mechanic will issue a report that outlines the results and send to the Authority for final review.

Please be aware that all mechanics who carry out tests and inspections at your approved inspection station must be approved.

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 approval, you must:

  • demonstrate that the premises and equipment are suitable to conduct tests or inspections
  • be a fit and proper person
  • submit your application in the approved form
  • supply any required information.


Approval remains in force until it is surrendered, suspended or revoked.


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Act(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2022 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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