Vehicle Tester Licence - 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 roadworthiness.

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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 premise to conduct testing and examinations
  • submit the application form and associated documentation with the Agency
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information on eligibility for this licence.


Twelve months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 VIC

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 Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


Contact details

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


Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 60 Denmark Street
Victoria 3101
Operating address: PO BOX 1644
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 8391 3216
Phone: 13 11 71
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