BUS INSPECTIONS
& SAFETY CHECKS

Who we ARE

Victorian Bus Inspections may be a new name to you, but we have been around for over 35 years, under the name of Peninsula Diesel Repairs. We’ve been certified Heavy Vehicle Roadworthy inspectors for 15+ years and Light & Heavy Bus Inspectors for 6 years. Our dedicated truck & bus workshop is located on the Mornington Peninsula where we provide year round service to both small and large operators.

After listening to the industries’ struggle to find a convenient method to keep their buses compliant and obtaining a certified bus inspection, we decided to heavily invest in the expansion of our mobile service fleet which now includes sophisticated onsite testing equipment that almost no other provider possesses. 

Our customers enjoy the convenience of fully trained bus inspectors with strong mechanical experience delivering onsite inspection services and providing full digital records to make compliance simple.

Backed by our Vicroads certification, we welcome any questions or enquiries as to how we can best help keep your buses safe and compliant on the road.

Certified Annual Bus Inspections Are Mandatory

What is a bus annual inspection?

The Bus Annual Inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of a bus’s condition and safety features, mandated by law for all accredited bus operators. This essential inspection is conducted annually to ensure that the bus adheres to required safety standards.

Our team of qualified Heavy & Light bus Inspectors meticulously follow a digital checklist to perform these inspections. The items they check include:

Belts and Hoses

Braking System

Suspension & Steering

Exhaust System

Electrical Systems

Tyres

Safety Equipment

Interior & Exterior Inspection

The primary aim of the bus annual inspection is to identify any potential issues or faults that could compromise the safety of passengers, drivers, and other road users. By conducting these regular inspections, both authorities and bus operators collaborate to ensure that buses on the road are safe, well-maintained, and fully compliant with applicable regulations. This collective effort significantly reduces the risk of accidents, safeguarding public safety.

What is a bus quarterly inspection?

The Bus Quarterly Inspection is a regularly scheduled maintenance check performed on buses every three months or 10,000 kilometres, whichever comes first. Its primary objective is to ensure the continued safety, reliability, and adherence to regulations. These inspections are mandated by law for all accredited bus operators, ensuring that the buses meet the required safety standards.

Our team of qualified mechanics conducts these inspections, meticulously following a digital checklist to examine and address any emerging issues since the previous inspection. The items checked during the inspection include:

Belts and Hoses

Braking System

Suspension & Steering

Exhaust System

Electrical Systems

Tyres

Safety Equipment

Interior & Exterior Inspection

The primary goal of these quarterly inspections is to proactively identify and address any potential issues, ensuring that your bus remains safe, reliable, and compliant with applicable standards.

As part of the service, Victorian Bus Inspections will provide you with a detailed digital report, including photos or videos of any items recorded as monitor/fail. This allows your mechanic to easily rectify these issues before the next inspection, ensuring the continuous safety and compliance of your bus.

FAQ’s

All Inspections completed by Victorian Bus Inspections are done so with a complete digital approach. Any critical fail items will be verified with either a video or photo provided to you in your inspection report to ensure any repairs required can be easily carried out by your mechanic.

Bus Annual Inspections can only be carried out by a licenced bus tester at a licenced site. Licenced bus testers must meet stringent compliance requirements regulated by VicRoads. Victorian Bus Inspectors are licenced Heavy & Light Bus testers.

All bus annual inspections are carried out using one of our state-of-the-art portable roller brake testers or our in-ground roller brake tester. This is a mandatory requirement for all bus annual inspections.

Yes we can, with the use of our portable roller brake testers and setting your site up as a licenced site.

While there are some exclusions of buses that do not require annual inspections (ie: Local bus service with 12 seats or less that is not operating for hire/reward) its best to contact us to discuss your exact circumstances.

In summary a roadworthy inspection is carried out when you purchase, sell or transfer ownership of a bus. A bus annual inspection is completed every 12 months – from the date of the initial roadworthy as part of your bus compliance. A bus annual inspection does vary from a roadworthy inspection and therefore cannot be used for the sale or transfer of a bus.

If a bus has a seating capacity of 12 or fewer passengers, it falls under the category of a light bus. Heavy buses are buses with 12 or more seats including the driver.

We believe in transparency, if your bus has a critical failure that you would like further clarification on. You can either speak to the licenced tester who completed your test or contact the office to discuss with our senior management.

If your bus fails an inspection, you do not need to re-present for a second inspection. However, you must maintain records to show that you have carried out repairs of the failed items & you cannot use your bus for any services until repairs have been completed. However, if you would prefer a second inspection to be completed for improved transparency for your compliance records, we can do this.

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TESTIMONIALS

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“Mentone Girls’ Grammar recently used Victorian Bus inspections for both our Quarterly Safety Inspections and our annual Road Worthing Inspections.

The mechanics were great to deal with and were very professional. We received prompt reports and any issues or repairs where quickly dealt with.

The Quarterly Inspections were performed on our campus and they provided a pick up and delivery service for the Road Worthy Inspections which freed up a lot of our own time not having to leave the campus to deliver and pick up our buses. A perfect solution for managing Bus Safety in the School Sector.”
Chris Bateson
Mentone Girls’ Grammar School
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“We have our quarterly safety inspections, and most of our vehicle servicing done at Victorian Bus Inspections in Mornington. We find them to be efficient, reliable and all work is carried out to the highest standard.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any prospective client.”
Alf
AAA Peninsula Hire Cars and Buses