Authorisation to Examine and Test Vehicles - Western Australia


You will require this authorisation if you intend to examine and test vehicles for the purposes of vehicle licensing in Western Australia. A vehicle must have been examined and granted a certificate of inspection before it can be licensed. Only authorised examiners and members of the police force can grant certificates of inspection.

In metropolitan areas, this authorisation is only available through an annual tender process. In rural areas, you may register your interest for receiving this authorisation at any time of year.

Once you have passed the authorisation process, the Department provides a training service that you must complete before you are able to examine and test vehicles.

The premises where the examination is carried out must also be approved at an inspection station for the purpose of examining and testing vehicles. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements will be listed on the tender or provided to you by the Department after you apply to register.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Authorisation to Examine and Test Vehicles - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Services

Driver and Vehicle Services

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:

Vehicle Safety and Standards

Driver and Vehicle Services

Transport Services

Department of Transport

Operating address: 21 Murray Street South
Welshpool, Western Australia 6106
Phone: 1300 660 147
Fax: 08 9216 3899