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:
|Direction to present clearance fee||$90|
What is checked during an inspection
- Vehicle identification
- Electrical check
- Body check
- Interior check
- Exterior check
- Seat belts
- Under bonnet check
- Suspension (front and rear)
- Wheels and Tyres (front and rear)
- Engine and driveline
- 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:
- Inspection label
- 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.
|Blue label||Metro Chauffeur (MV plates) and rideshare alphanumeric, custom, personalised etc.|
|Red label||Special purpose vehicle - SV plates|
|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
Taxi meter - Example