FAQs Passenger Transport Inspections - SA

Who needs a passenger vehicle inspection?

Passenger Vehicle inspections are required to be completed either 6 monthly (metro taxis) or annually (ride share/non-metro taxis/special purpose/other).

How often is a passenger vehicle inspection required?

There are various age restrictions in order for a vehicle to pass its inspection.

Passenger Transport Type Inspection period Vehicle Age Limit
Taxi - Metro 6 Monthly 8 Years
Taxi - Non-metro Annually 8 Years
Taxi - Accessible Annually 8 Years
Other Passenger Transport - Metro (rideshare/hire car) Annually 8 Years
Other Passenger Transport - Non-metro (rideshare/hire car) Annually 15 Years
Special Purpose (Limousine/Motorbike/Offroad) Annually 15 Years


Booking an inspection

Bookings can be made online via the link below.


For rideshare partners, bookings can be made online via the link below:


What is checked during an inspection

  • Vehicle identification
  • Electrical check
  • Body check
  • Interior check
  • Exterior check
  • Mirrors
  • Seats
  • Seat belts
  • Under bonnet check
  • Steering
  • Suspension (front and rear)
  • Wheels and Tyres (front and rear)
  • Brakes
  • Engine and driveline
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel tank
  • Fuel systems
  • Body and frame
  • Road test discretionary to findings in previous points of inspection

What is checked during a direction to present

Defects requiring inspections may include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Body/interior
  • Camera
  • Cleanliness
  • Inspection label
  • Livery/signage
  • Registrations plates
  • Roof light
  • Taxi meter/seal

What is a taxi meter test and security test approval?

This is a requirement where the ALC (Accreditation and licensing centre - DIT) fails a vehicle due to taxi meter or security camera failures.

Certificates provided by installers must be sighted by Authorised Inspectors in order to pass the
vehicle for inspection.

Label Inspections:

Type Description
Blue label Metro Chauffeur (MV plates) and rideshare alphanumeric, custom, personalised etc.
Red label Special purpose vehicle - SV plates

Green label

Metro general/Access taxi - Non-metro vehicle (NV plates) and country taxi plates
Small red age label Approval by ALC (age extension)
Purple label Exemption from inspection by ALC (brand new passenger of any type

*Labels may be required to be changed if there is a vehicle category change, a vehicle plate change, or a damaged label


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What do I need to bring?

You will need to present your current drivers license and registration papers (or SA Ezyreg online).

Taxi drivers will also need to bring both a taxi meter and security camera certificate.

What happens in the case of a failure?

A re-inspection must be completed after the faults have been rectified within 90 days of a failed inspection, otherwise, a subsequent full inspection must be booked and paid for by the customer.

What happens after the inspection?

Upon completion of the inspection, customers are presented with a "pink slip" or operator copy of the certificate of inspection. These certificates are also sent as a digital copy.

Certificate or inspection - Example


Direction to present inspection - Example

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Taxi meter - Example




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