Blue Slip Inspection / Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection (AUVI)
A Blue Slip Inspection report ensures that an unregistered vehicle is safe and meets design and identity requirements. This includes vehicles whose registration has expired, as well as vehicle examinations before purchase. The more official-sounding Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection (AUVI) report administered by NSW Government’s Roads and Maritime Services is known as the Blue Slip. It’s the document that checks off the official boxes for an unregistered vehicle’s safety, design, ownership, and identity criteria, whether it’s one you just bought or one whose registration has expired for the proper amount of time.
According to the Roads and Maritime Services website, all unregistered light vehicles in NSW require a Blue Slip inspection before they may be registered in the state. Automobiles that have been unregistered for more than three months, vehicles imported from other states or internationally, vehicles without number plates, and vehicles that have been written off but are now allowed for re-registration are all subject to the Blue Slip inspection.