Become an authorised inspector

Authorised inspectors are qualified mechanics appointed to carry out vehicle inspections in the Northern Territory (NT).

You can be authorised to carry out inspections:

  • on more than one class of vehicle
  • 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 - read how to apply for a criminal history check
  • your relevant qualifications - eg: motor vehicle trade certificates
  • two written references - personal and work-related
  • your NT driver licence details
  • details of the approved inspection station where you would do this work and the owner's endorsement.

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

Step 3. Submit your application

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


Email to


Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
GPO Box 530
Darwin NT 0801


Fax to 08 8999 3103.

Step 4. Take the exam

After your application has been approved, you must take an exam for the vehicle class you applied for.

You must sit a separate exam for each class you apply for.

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


To find out more call 08 8999 3127 or email

Last updated: 25 January 2021

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