NSW trial for mobile safety inspection

Ben Gribbin 21 April 2018 NEWS

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NSW government evaluates mobile vehicle safety examinations.

Motorists in the Illawarra, Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter areas of New South Wales will soon be able to book a pink-slip inspection and the examiner will come to them.

Convenience for NSW car owners

For drivers, this means they’ll no longer have to present their car at an authorised inspection station and can make a booking online through the Roads and Maritime website.

Mobile safety inspections are available for cars, motorcycles, trailers and caravans. There’s no extra charge for a pink-slip either; the fee remains the same as if you were to head to a testing station – though providers will charge a call out fee.

How do I arrange a mobile inspection?

Arranging a mobile inspection is simple. First, a driver contacts a provider signed up to the six-month pilot scheme. A call-out price is agreed upon. Then a suitable and safe location is set and finally a time. It all sounds pretty handy.

A move towards efficiency

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the experimental mobile inspection model would make life easier for motorists, especially those registering a vehicle.

“The addition of mobile pink slip inspections will make the registration process even more efficient,” Pavey said.

Further information

The NSW government published no further details, for example on how white slips are handled (given after a pink-slip failure). Presumably, drivers looking for a blue-slip (out of state vehicle registration or for expired rego vehicles) will still need to head to a test centre.

You can find an inspection station on the NSW Roads & Maritime Services website.

Booking a pink-slip test online is very convenient and we’ve made comparing dozens of car insurance quotes just as easy. You could save yourself a wodge in the process!

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