An Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme (AUVIS) 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:

  • whose registration has expired more than 3 months ago
  • 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 AUVIS report is sent to Transport for NSW electronically, and it is valid for 42 days.

Note: You must bring the original hard copy of your report (blue slip) when you register your vehicle at a Service NSW Centre.

How to get an inspection

  1. Select the ‘Find an inspection provider’ button. 
  2. Enter your suburb or postcode to find an inspection station.

More information

Every authorised inspection station displays an AIS (Authorised Inspection Scheme) sign at the front of their premises, listing the types of safety checks and inspections they're authorised to perform.

Last updated: 21 September 2023