Pink Slip e-Safety Check Inspections

What is a Pink Slip e-Safety check?

This is a certification process that ensures all cars on the road are safe and well maintained to maximise the safety on our roads. The New South Wales government requires that your vehicle is to be inspected as a condition of your registration renewal if the car is more than three years old.

What has been known as a Pink Slip in the past is now commonly known as an e-Safety Check. Once the e-Safety Check has been completed the inspector uploads this straight to the RTA electronically so you can then complete your car registration.

If Your Vehicle Passes a Pink Slip or e-Safety Check

  • Your mechanic electronically sends the completed Pink Slip or e-Safety Check straight to the RTA
  • You can then purchase a mandatory green slip
  • You can then renew your vehicle registration on the RTA website or in person or by mail
Pink Slip e-Safety Check Inspections

If Your Vehicle Fails a Pink Slip or e-Safety Check

  • Your mechanic will issue a “repairs required report”
  • Necessary repairs will then have to be completed by the mechanic or another of your choice
  • The Inspector will then check to see that the repairs are satisfactory as to issue a pass on your Pink Slip or e-Safety Check
  • Once all the defects have been repaired your vehicle will then be ready to be issued a pass on your Pink Slip or e-Safety Check and granted registration

Heavy Vehicle Brown Slip e-Safety Check Authorized Inspection Station

What is a Brown Slip e-Safety Check?

Inspections for heavy vehicles. Heavy vehicles require inspections in order to be registered in NSW, and to renew their registration. Inspections are carried out at a Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Station (HVAIS), or by Roads and Maritime Services, depending on the type of vehicle and its use.

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Heavy vehicle inspections are required for:

  • Establishing registration for vehicles not currently registered in NSW
  • Renewing registration
  • Adjusting vehicle records
  • Clearing Defect Notice

Heavy vehicle inspections are carried out at a Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Scheme (HVAIS) station, or by Roads and Maritime Services, depending on the type of vehicle and its use.

Your certificate of registration will state whether the vehicle requires a HVAIS or Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme (HVIS) inspection. If the vehicle does not need to be inspected by Roads and Maritime, the notice will include the line ‘HVIS Exempt – HVAIS Insp. Required’ in the ‘Conditions’ section.

Preparing Your Vehicle for a Brown Slip Inspection

As a heavy vehicle operator, you should make sure that your heavy vehicle is well maintained and roadworthy at all times. All Haul Transport located at Bennett’s Green Lake Macquarie Newcastle can refuse to inspect a vehicle that is not presented in a condition to be inspected such as clean and tidy. A subsequent inspection will then be required once the vehicle meets the required level of cleanliness.  The following points are a guide to preparing for a Brown Slip inspection:

  • The person driving the vehicle to the inspection must have the correct licence to drive that particular type of vehicle.
  • All brakes must operate correctly and be free of leaks. Ensure air reservoirs are drained and the drain valves can be readily operated.
  • Tyres should have at least 1.5mm of tread and must be free of deep cuts.
  • Steering and suspension components must be in good condition. Check for worn bushes, bearings and joints.
  • All required lights must operate.
  • The portion of the windscreen directly in front of the driver should be free from cracks and scratches that impair vision.
  • Windscreen wipers and washers must operate.
  • The body and cab must be securely mounted, and the structure of the vehicle must be in good condition.
  • The exhaust must be secure and free from leaks.
  • The vehicle should be unladen at the time of inspection.
  • The vehicle must be clean, especially underneath, so that the examiner can thoroughly inspect it.
  • With tilt-cab vehicles, make sure that the cab can be tilted for inspection of the engine bay (any loose items should be secured).
  • Accredited public passenger vehicles must have a certified fire extinguisher installed in the vehicle.
Heavy Vehicle Service & Repairs

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These inspections are required to establish registration for heavy vehicles that are not registered in NSW, registration renewal or clear defect notices. All inspection certificates are lodged electronically online so you can pay for and renew your heavy vehicle registration straight away.