Become an authorised inspector

Authorised inspectors are qualified mechanics appointed to carry out vehicle inspections.

You can be authorised to carry out inspections on more than one class of vehicle and at more than one inspection station.

How to apply

To apply to become an authorised inspector follow these steps.

Step 1. Fill in the form

Fill in the authorised inspector form PDF (537.9 KB).

Step 2. Attach supporting documents

Attach the following supporting documents to your application:

  • a criminal history check
  • your relevant qualifications - eg: motor vehicle trade certificates
  • two written references - personal and work related
  • your Northern Territory driver licence details
  • details of the approved inspection station where you would do this work and the owner's endorsement.

Read more about how to apply for a criminal history check.

You will need to reapply if you don't provide all this information within three months of starting your application.

Step 3. Submit your application

Submit the form and your supporting documents by mail, email or fax.

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
GPO Box 530
Darwin NT 0801
Fax: (08) 8999 3103

Step 4. Take the exam

If your application passes you will be asked to sit an exam for the vehicle class you applied for.

If you pass the exam you will be appointed as an authorised inspector for this class.

You can become an inspector for more than one class of vehicle. You will need to sit a separate exam for each class you apply for.


To find out more call (08) 8999 3127 or email

Last updated: 17 February 2020

Share this page:

Was this page useful?

Describe your experience

More feedback options

To provide comments or suggestions about the NT.GOV.AU website, complete our feedback form.

For all other feedback or enquiries, you must contact the relevant government agency.