Approved Mechanic - Vehicle Inspection Reports - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you are a trained mechanic and you intend to undertake environmental tests or inspections on excessively noisy motor vehicles at approved inspection stations.

When someone reports a noisy vehicle, the registered owner is issued with a vehicle inspection notice (VIN). A VIN requires the registered own to present the vehicle for inspection at an approved inspection station. Approved mechanics are required to determine if the vehicle's exhaust noise level, noise control equipment and pollution control equipment comply with legal requirements. As an approved mechanic, you are required to complete an approved mechanics report that records the results of the test and inspection conducted on the vehicle.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • make your application in the approved form
  • support your application with the 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

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