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Vehicle inspections in Victoria

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For the safety of drivers and riders, Uber requires regular vehicle safety checks. You'll need to pass a vehicle inspection before you can start driving using the Uber app in Victoria. It’s a good idea to check your car meets your city's requirements before having it inspected.
From 1 October 2018 Uber driver partners will need to cover the cost of their own annual inspections in Victoria, as is the case in other states in Australia. Redbook inspections require a booking which can be made at the website linked below.

Regulatory Requirements

Under commercial passenger vehicle regulations in Victoria, a vehicle driving on the Uber app must undergo an annual inspection to ensure they provide a safe experience for passengers. When ‘online’ and completing trips using the Uber Driver app, you are required to carry proof of your vehicle having passed an inspection and be able to produce this when asked by an officer from Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV).

In Victoria, To obtain this, you can either book with Redbook Inspect who provide a CPVV-approved inspection process at three locations (Tullamarine, Port Melbourne & Dandenong), or you can book an inspection at any Licensed Vehicle Tester in Victoria to obtain a Roadworthy Certificate.

See locations of Licenced Vehicle Testers here or book with Redbook here.

Vehicle identification sticker

Drivers must display either a CPV sign or a sign identifying Uber on their vehicle. Order an Uber sticker via this website, but while you wait for it to arrive, you may opt to print a copy of the Victorian commercial passenger vehicle signage here as your sticker.

Order a vehicle ID sticker ❯

Vehicle inspection tips

Common issues to look out for


Ensure each tyre has a sufficient tread depth of at least 1.5mm. To save time, we recommend you check your tyres prior to getting an inspection.

Also ensure that:

  • All four tyres are in roadworthy condition.
  • Spare tyre must be secure and inflated, if present.
  • If no spare tyre is present, a Run flat tyre kit must be in the vehicle.

Lights and Stickers

Ensure all lights are working, including headlights, park lights, signal indicator lights and brake lights.

Hybrid / LPG / Electric Vehicles must have an identifying sticker affixed to the number plate.


The interior of the vehicle is also part of the inspection.

  • All components must be relatively clean and free from stain.
  • Interior must be clean and vacuumed.
  • All seat belts and buckles must retract and operative.
  • No tape or missing components on seat belt buckles or catches.

Engine compartment

In the engine compartment, keep these in check:

  • Battery must be secure
  • No major oil leaks
  • All mounting points must be within roadworthy laws

Body damage

Ensure the body of your car is in good condition by knowing:

  • Anything bigger than a credit card-sized damage needs to be repaired.
  • Hail damage is an instant fail.
  • Different colour panels will be marked a fail.
  • Scratches or scuff marks bigger than a credit card is considered a fail in the inspection.
  • Documentation must be provided for previous major panel repairs.

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