The NSW government trial of mobile pink slips began in April 2018. It started with the Sydney metro, Newcastle, Wollongong and the Central Coast. In December 2019, drivers in Blue Mountains, Port Macquarie, Southern Highlands, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga will get the same opportunity.
Why mobile pink slips?
This trial is designed to appeal to younger motorists and families who want to save time and get a vehicle inspection at home or at work. They can get mobile pink slips for cars, motorcycles, boat trailers and caravans.
The price for a mobile pink slip is the same as a standard pink slip. The only difference is vehicle owners agree on a call-out fee before the authorised provider comes to carry out the safety check.
What must I do?
Before booking a mobile pink slip:
- Check you live within one of the designated trial areas
- Make sure your home or work is appropriate for checking the vehicle
- Book with an approved provider well in advance.
The RMS encourages all participants to give feedback about the trial to help them decide whether to provide a statewide service.
Note about digital drivers licences
The NSW government began issuing digital drivers licences in late October 2019 following trials in Dubbo, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Albury. South Australia first issued digital drivers licences in late 2017. Drivers had some problems because not all businesses were able to accept them.