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Authorised Inspection Scheme (AIS)

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Vehicles in NSW are inspected under the Authorised Inspection Scheme (AIS), which is administered by Transport for NSW. Inspections are performed for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is to renew or transfer a vehicle registration. There are three types of safety check stations under the AIS:

  1. ASCIS – Authorised Safety Check Inspection Scheme (Light Vehicles)
  2. AUVIS – Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme (Unregistered Light Vehicles)
  3. HVAIS – Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Scheme (Heavy Vehicle).

ASCIS – LIGHT VEHICLES (PINK SLIP)
The ASCIS provides inspection reports for registration renewal and transfer of ownership on the following vehicle types:

  • Light trailers and caravans with a total trailer mass of less than 4.5 tonnes, including those with breakaway brakes but excluding those with air or vacuum (breakaway) braking systems
  • Motorcycles, including those equipped with a sidecar
  • Except for vehicles equipped with poweroperated brakes, passenger cars and goods-carrying vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of 4.5 tonnes or less are eligible
  • Buses with a tare mass of less than 2.5 tonnes.

If eligible for the ASCIS scheme the business must display the Authorised Safety Check Sign.

AUVIS – UNREGISTERED LIGHT VEHICLES (BLUE SLIP)
Inspections and reports are approved by AUVIS for the purpose of obtaining NSW registration on:

  • Buses with a tare mass of less than 2.5 tonnes
  • Light trailers and caravans with a total trailer mass of less than 4.5 tonnes, including those with breakaway brakes but excluding those with air or vacuum (breakaway) braking systems
  • Motorcycles, including those equipped with a sidecar
  • Except for vehicles equipped with poweroperated brakes, passenger cars and goods-carrying vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of 4.5 tonnes or less are eligible. If eligible for the AUVIS scheme, the business must display the Authorised Safety Check Sign.

AUDITS
A new audit model has been implemented by the Department of Transport for NSW.The way the scheme inspection officers inspect stations has improved. The following changes have been made:

  • Inspections of the scheme will be conducted on regular and tailored basis
  • Non-compliance can result in breaches.

To purchase or stay updated with all the automotive regulatory products, visit www.shop.mtansw.com.au or contact MTA NSW on tel. (02) 9016 9000 and ask for the online shop department.

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