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

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

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


You must book for the following services:

  • roadworthy inspection
  • heavy vehicle inspection and many more.

All vehicle types are required to book for an inspection.

Book an inspection

Compliance check

If you're after a compliance check and re-check, you don't need to book.

You must:

  • 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.


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

Compliance check

If you need a compliance check in one of the below locations, you must make a booking:

  • Tennant Creek
  • Nhulunbuy
  • Jabiru
  • Yulara.

To book, call the Motor Vehicle Registry office on 1300 654 628 during business hours.

Vehicle inspection

If you need a vehicle inspection and live in a remote community or on a cattle station, you can get a mobile authorised inspector to come out to you.

If your vehicle fails an inspection

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

Last updated: 15 September 2021

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