Annual vehicle inspection

It is a regulatory requirement that taxis undergo rigorous inspections to ensure they are roadworthy and provide a comfortable experience for passengers.

Display of inspection labels

All taxis and hire cars must display a current inspection label, issued by a Licensed Vehicle Tester (LVT) with taxi endorsement, indicating that the vehicle has passed an inspection. The label must be affixed to the left lower inside corner of the windscreen. "Current" means no more than 12 months from the date on the label showing when the vehicle was last assessed by a LVT. 

To locate the nearest LVT to you, please see the VicRoads website. 

Note: VicRoads is responsible for the administration of the Licensed Vehicle Tester network in Victoria.

Country and regional taxi/hire car vehicle inspections

Where there is no LVT (with taxi endorsement) within an 80 kilometre radius of the operational address (specified on the licence) of a country or regional taxi/hire car, a certificate of roadworthiness (RWC) issued by a non-taxi endorsed LVT will be accepted by the Taxi Services Commission.

The inspection report is required annually regardless of the age of the taxi/hire car and operational area. An inspection label issued by a LVT (with taxi endorsement) must be displayed on the front windscreen, externally facing and positioned low on the passenger side. An inspection label is not required to be displayed on a taxi where there is no LVT (with taxi endorsement) within an 80 kilometre radius of the operational address..