Find a vehicle inspection facility

Most vehicles require an inspection before you can renew registration.

Before you go for an inspection, check if your vehicle needs an inspection.

All vehicle inspection types can be done by an authorised inspector (local mechanic) - except for a compliance check.

Compliance checks must be done by a transport inspector in a government vehicle inspection facility as listed below.


61 Distribution Drive, Wishart

Truck Central - access via Wishart Road, Tiger Brennan Drive end.

Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. Excluding public holidays.

This facility provides the following services:

  • roadworthy inspection
  • compliance check and re-check - no need to book
    • present your vehicle to the by-pass lane (far left)
    • let staff know you're there
    • an inspector will carry out the check when available
  • heavy vehicle inspection and many more.

All vehicle types are required to book for an inspection.

Book an inspection


Phone: 08 8999 3133

North Stuart Highway, Alice Springs

Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

This facility provides the following services:

You don't need to book.


Phone: 08 8951 5297

651 Stuart Highway - 5km south of Katherine

Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

The weighbridge provides compliance checks only.

You don't need to book.


Phone: 08 8973 8790

If you need a compliance check in one of the below locations, you must call and make a booking with the Motor Vehicle Registry.

  • Tennant Creek
  • Nhulunbuy
  • Jabiru
  • Yulara.

To book, call 1300 654 628 during business hours.

If your vehicle fails an inspection

Find out what you should do if your vehicle fails an inspection.

Last updated: 23 July 2020

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