Authorised Inspection Station Appointment - New South Wales


You will need this appointment if you intend to use a premises to carry 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).

Each examiner working at your premises will require a separate authorisation.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible:

  • 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.


In force until surrendered or revoked


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $415.00

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

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.