What is an eSafety check?
(previously known as a Pink Slip)
Roads and Maritime Services maintains inspection and certification schemes to make sure that all vehicles meet minimum safety requirements. Generally, light vehicles more than five years old require a safety check (previously called a pink slip) before you can renew the registration.
Light vehicles include:
- Passenger cars
- Goods carrying vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass of 4.5 tonnes or less (without power-operated brakes)
- All motorcycles
- Trailers and caravans with an aggregate trailer mass of 4.5 tonnes or less (including those fitted with breakaway brakes, but not including those fitted with air or vacuum (breakaway) braking systems).
Wether or not you are required to obtain a Pink Slip (eSafety Check) will also be stated on your Registration Renewal.
RMS Authorised Inspection Station
We are authorised to issue and submit electronically Blue Slip and Pink Slip reports to Services NSW. Our inspectors are qualified to inspect your vehicle – from the operation of the seat-belts, lights and wipers to the engine, brakes, suspension.
In addition to the visual inspection, your vehicle’s safety check will also be carried out on our state-of-the-art diagnostic system “Safe-T-Stop” – electronically accurate PlateTronic® equipment approved by the RMS, which not only checks the braking system but also the suspension and much more. It’s a test you can really trust, and you’ll even get a printout of the vehicle’s performance and photo proof that the test has been completed on YOUR car.
An eSafety (or pink slip) inspection report verifies your vehicle is safe and ready for the road.
We can help with:
- Pink Slip (eSafety Check) – Safety check for registration renewal
- Blue Slip – Unregistered vehicle inspection
- Full Safety Inspection
- Any Repairs to achieve compliance
- Defect Notice Clearance
- Identity and Design Check
How to Renew your Vehicles Registration.
- Buy compulsory third party (CTP) insurance – Price Check
- Get an eSafety Check – Book with us
- Pay your registration – Renew Registration with the RMS
Do I Need a Blue Slip?
An Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection report (blue slip) verifies that an unregistered vehicle is safe, and it meets design and identity standards. All unregistered light vehicles need a blue slip inspection before they can be registered in NSW. This includes vehicles:
- that have been brought into NSW from interstate or overseas
- that have no number plates
- that were written-off, but have now been approved for re-registration
- that require adjustments in their registration records because something about the vehicle has changed significantly, such as a new engine
- that need defect notices cleared.
In most cases, the result of an Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection is sent to Transport for NSW electronically, and the report is valid for 42 days.
Safety checks can only be performed at an Authorised Inspection Scheme station. The results will be sent to Roads and Maritime electronically.
Once your vehicle has passed the safety check inspection, you can renew the registration.