Vehicle Inspector Bulletins

Vehicle inspectors bulletins are a tool to communicate with authorised vehicle inspectors, including transport
inspectors and police outstation officers.

They set out policy and procedures on vehicle standards and regulations, and related information including:

  • information about changes to vehicle inspection procedures and updates to inspection manuals
  • technical information about roadworthy and vehicle safety standards.

The bulletins replace the former Transport and Works Vehicle Standards Information Circular.

No. Title Information bulletin Effective date
VIB1 Vehicle inspectors bulletins (31.9 kb) 12 November 2002
VIB2Non-standard factory new vehicles(27.7 kb)25 March 2003
VIB3Inspection of tyre load and speed rating

(61.4 kb)

6 November 2007
VIB4Adding vehicles to MOVERS (Transport inspectors)(33.1 kb)13 October 2005
VIB5Amendments to motor vehicles   
VIB6Recall of designated Michelin truck tyres(29.8 kb)17 February 2004
VIB7Driver training vehicles with dual controls  
VIB8Unregistered motor vehicles`(31.2 kb)7 May 2004
VIB9Toyota Coaster seating modification(35.0 kb)20 October 2004
VIB11Safety warning on LPG vehicle tanks(57.9 kb)19 February 2007
VIB126.5 tonne steer axle mass(34.8 kb)6 November 2007
VIB13Light trailer requirements - compliance with VSB1(839.0 kb)23 February 2016
VIB16Child restraints(56.5 kb)12 March 2009
VIB17Compliance inspections for registration of new rigid trucks  - 4.5 to 24 tonnes(31.2 kb)22 May 2009
VIB18Special permit conditions - overlength trailers(96.5 kb)19 May 2010
VIB19Inspection types(792.2 kb)16 September 2015
VIB20Repairable written-off vehicle inspection process (74.7 kb)11 September 2009
VIB21Imported Toyota Surf recall notification - steering relay rod (28.7 kb)16 November 2010
VIB22National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (Northern Territory implementation)

(490.3 kb)


1 June 2017
VIB23Takata airbag recall (558.0 kb)29 June 2017

Last updated: 28 November 2017