License a vehicle without an inspection (Dealers)
Find out vehicle dealers can licence a vehicle without inspection.
Licensed Motor Vehicle Dealers may be able to license specific light vehicles without an inspection.
This may include light vehicles which:
- have driven less than 100,000 kilometres;
- are less than 3 years old;
- have been previously licensed in Australia and in National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS); and
- can only be licensed solely for the purpose of selling or re-selling in the ordinary course of business.
Only vehicles that meet the above criteria and are licensed directly into a licensed dealer’s name will be exempt from inspection.
Vehicles not exempt from inspection
The following vehicles cannot be licenced without an inspection:
- 'Dangerous Goods Vehicles' (Condition code 995 - Deferred examination vehicle is to be examined before renewal)
- heavy vehicle (more than 4.5 tonnes GVM)
- imported vehicles
- one of a kind, individually constructed vehicles
- public passenger carrying vehicles (buses, taxis, charter vehicles used for hire and reward)
- vehicles subject to annual inspection
- trailers (including trailer plant) and caravans
- vehicles on the 'Written Off Vehicles Register' (WOVR) except where the vehicle has an I condition (Inspected Write-Off - 307 condition Repairable Write-Off)
- vehicles that have been modified other than the factory specifications
- vehicles licensed in WA and have a status of registered
- vehicles with cancelled or suspended licences.