An Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme (AUVIS) report (known as a blue slip) verifies that an unregistered vehicle is safe, and meets design and identity standards. 

All unregistered light vehicles need an AUVIS inspection report before they can be registered in NSW.

To get an inspection report, you'll need to find a safety inspection provider that is AUVIS accredited by Transport for NSW.


Get an inspection if your vehicle:

  • registration expired more than 3 months ago
    Note: you'll need to replace your number plates at a Service NSW Centre 
  • has been brought into NSW from another state or territory, or from overseas
  • has no number plates
  • was written-off, but has now been approved for re-registration
  • requires adjustments to the registration records because something about the vehicle has changed significantly, such as a new engine
  • needs defect notices cleared.

How to get an inspection

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

In most cases, the AUVIS report is sent to Transport for NSW electronically, and is valid for 42 days.

Note: You'll need to bring the original hard copy of your report (blue slip) when you register your vehicle at a service centre.

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: 22 April 2024