Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, alongside Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti today announced the trial as the latest way the NSW Government is streamlining services across the state.
“The trial aims to ensure mobile pink slip inspections can be delivered in a safe and effective way, on top of improving convenience and flexibility for motorists,” Mrs Pavey said.
“The NSW Government has made a number of services like online registrations, digital licences and online licence replacements easier and simpler. The addition of mobile pink slip inspections will make the registration process even more efficient.”
Mr Sidoti said the mobile pink slip trial will be carried out over six months and involves an authorised examiner visiting a customer’s location to complete a safety inspection.
“Finding a participating safety examiner will be as simple as a click of the mouse with all proprietor and examiner details to be listed on the Roads and Maritime website,” Mr Sidoti said.
A customer will make direct contact with a participating provider, agree a call out fee, identify a safe and suitable area for the inspection and a suitable time for the inspection. The fee for the pink slip will remain the same.
The trial will be rolled out across the Illawarra, Sydney metropolitan, Central Coast, and Hunter areas.
The NRMA welcomed the trial saying it will make the process of getting a pink slip easier and more convenient for customers.
“This will make life easier for families, seniors and workers when it comes time to getting a pink slip. It now gives them flexibility and peace of mind because we can come to you,” Melanie Kansil, General Manager of Roadside Operations for the NRMA said.