Annual Bus Inspections
Our technicians have a vast amount of bus industry experience and are up to date with current changes and requirements. When Safety Matters Ballarat Roadworthy Centre is here for you. Specialists in Bus inspections, servicing and repairs.
Welcome to Ballarat Roadworthy Centre, your one-stop-shop for bus safety inspections in Victoria. Under the Bus Safety Act 2009, bus safety inspections are mandatory for accredited and registered bus operators in Victoria. Every bus that operates in the provision of your bus service must be inspected annually by a licensed bus tester.
At Ballarat Roadworthy Centre, we have a team of licensed bus testers who are authorized to carry out annual bus safety inspections. Our testers are licensed by VicRoads, the governing body responsible for licensing bus testers in Victoria.
VicRoads has created an interactive map showing all licensed bus testers in Victoria, where you can search for a tester by location. You can be sure that when you choose Ballarat Roadworthy Centre, you are in safe hands, and your bus will receive a thorough inspection that is in compliance with all legal requirements.
Starting from July 1, 2020, VicRoads has updated the categories for bus inspections to align with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator for heavy vehicle inspections. The Small Bus category has been replaced with the Light Bus category, which applies to all vehicles with a weight up to and including 4.5 tonnes GVM and ten seats or more (including the driver). Inspection of Light Buses must conform to all applicable standards and design rules for light vehicles, including VSI26.
The Large Bus category has been replaced with the Heavy Bus category, which applies to all vehicles with a weight over 4.5 tonnes GVM and ten seats or more (including the driver). Inspection of Heavy Buses must conform to all applicable standards, design rules, and national laws for heavy vehicles, including the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (NHVIM).
At Ballarat Roadworthy Centre, we are fully equipped to handle both Light Bus and Heavy Bus inspections, ensuring that your bus is safe and ready to hit the road. Contact us today to book your inspection appointment!