Licensed Vehicle Tester - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to operate an inspection facility or a motor vehicle mechanical repair business. A Licensed Vehicle Tester (LVT) is a person or company operating a retail motor vehicle mechanical repair or inspection facility that is accessible to members of the public where vehicles are inspected for road worthiness.

This licence excludes premises used for the testing of buses and taxis. This licence will also allow you to formally authorise your staff to test vehicles and sign certificates on your behalf.

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 licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • have submitted criminal history check documentation with Victoria Police
  • have successfully completed the VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester Accreditation training
  • be a proprietor of the business
  • have a suitable premises to conduct testing and examinations
  • submit the application form and associated documentation with the Agency
  • pay the prescribed fees.


Twelve months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $120.20

Fees for 2021-22

General Duplicate Certificate All $23.10

Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $24.00

Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2020 Victoria

Application process


Your application must address these areas:

  • probity check
  • accreditation training
  • business structure
  • premises and equipment.

Detailed explanations are contained in the application check list.

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application and accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Transport


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:

Registration and Licensing


Department of Transport

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1644
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 11 71
Website: VicRoads (Opens in new window)