In recent times, the Australian government has created a number of new immigration categories to try and attract people with certain skills to the "land down under." This may represent the opportunity you've always been looking for. Perhaps you've decided that you are going to take your specific skills to this new country and make a new life for yourself and your family. However, while much of what makes Australia great may seem to be familiar, you must still get used to the idiosyncrasies associated with Aussie life. In fact, you may find it particularly difficult to understand how the vehicle licensing system works, but it is essential to understand the system so you can get your form of transportation lined up when you arrive. What do you need to know so you can always stay on the correct side of the law?
Rules and Regulations
In general, federal regulations govern the type of vehicle you can drive on Australian roads and dictate the condition it must be in in order to qualify. Nevertheless, individual states and territories have their own rules as well, and you need to make sure that you understand all the regulations when you arrive.
You may be looking for a secondhand vehicle to help you get from point to point and will need to be very careful to ensure that it is roadworthy before you purchase it. While you may be able to buy such a vehicle without any certification, you will need to get that paperwork taken care of very soon before you can register the vehicle in your name. This can only be handled at a licensed facility, so bear that in mind while you are looking for your ride.
The roadworthy certificate does not, by itself, give you any guarantee that the vehicle is a good buy or will last you for a long time. Instead, it is designed to ensure that the vehicle is free from serious defects and has not been altered in such a way that makes it unfit for the road. An inspector will use a checklist and engage in a variety of tests to make sure that the vehicle meets these stringent regulations. They will look at the interior condition of the vehicle as well as its mechanical health.
Help From a Technician
Even though you can buy a vehicle without this roadworthy certificate, you must ensure that it can pass before you do so. In this case, it's a good idea to take the vehicle to a professional technician first before you sign a contract so you can be sure that your formal roadworthiness inspection goes ahead without consequence.