Noisy vehicle reports can be made by members of Victoria Police or EPA officers. If your vehicle is reported for being noisy, EPA may send you a letter requiring you to get it tested. 

We call this letter a ‘Notice to have vehicle tested – exhaust noise’.

To book a noise test for your vehicle, phone an approved vehicle noise tester.

Approved vehicle testers for noise

Greater Melbourne

Region Approved noise tester Phone number Vehicles tested
Altona North

Tidd Bros Exhausts
2/216 Blackshaws Road
Altona North

0433 416 409 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)
Campbellfield A1 Gas & Automotive
13A Truck City Drive
Campbellfield
03 9305 1166

0429 302 351
Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles
Dandenong Daalder Exhausts
1 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong
03 9791 8455 Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles
Hoppers Crossing Complete Mechanical Centre
92 Old Geelong Road
Hoppers Crossing
03 9748 4080 Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles
Moorabbin Indy Automotive Repairs
2/124 Keys Road
Moorabbin  
03 9555 8133 Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles
Notting Hill Waverley Exhaust & Brake Centre
577 Blackburn Rd
Notting Hill
03 9561 1522 Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles
Ringwood Ace Exhaust Centre
3/7 Heatherdale Rd
Ringwood
03 9870 2455 Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles
Tullamarine Tullamarine Service Centre & Exhaust
24 Carrick Drive
Tullamarine
03 9338 0144 Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles
Wattle Glen

A1 Gas & Automotive
170 Kangaroo Ground-Wattle Glen Rd
Wattle Glen

0429 302 351 Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles

Regional Victoria 

 

Region Approved noise tester Phone number Vehicles tested
Bacchus Marsh Pro Repair Group
16 Gell Street
Bacchus Marsh
03 5367 5428 Cars, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles
Ballarat Wendouree Car Service Centre
306 Dowling Street
Wendouree
03 5339 3343 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)
Bendigo Cliff Doherty Automotive
127A Victoria Street
Eaglehawk
03 5446 3289 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)
Geelong Neil Corstorphan Motors
19–21 Wattle Park Ave
Moolap
03 5248 2051 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)
Horsham GK Autos & Hire
5 Clark Street
Horsham
0418 501 103 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)
Mildura Mitchell Truck Repairs
363 Benetook Avenue
Mildura
03 5023 2538 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)
Shepparton Pan-O-Market Exhausts
16 Watson Street
Shepparton
03 5821 1211 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)
Warrnambool Westcoast Service Centre
87 Rooneys Road
Warrnambool
 
03 5562 0665 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)
Wodonga Wodgonga Exhaust Centre
70 Church Street
Wodonga
02 6024 4611 All vehicles (below 4.5 tonnes)

 

How much vehicle noise tests cost

The vehicle noise test fee is $74.05 plus GST (5 fee units).

Vehicle noise test fees are paid directly to the approved vehicle noise tester, not to EPA.

Note that the vehicle noise test fee does not include the cost of any repairs that your vehicle may need.

How we calculate fees and fines

What happens after the vehicle noise test

If your vehicle complies with noise laws 

If your vehicle complies with the law on vehicle noise, the tester will give you a certificate of compliance.

We won’t refund the test cost if your vehicle does comply with the law on vehicle noise.

If your vehicle doesn't comply with noise laws

If your vehicle doesn’t pass the vehicle noise, you must:

1. Get your vehicle repaired or modified so it does comply with the law and can pass the noise test. 

2. Book and pay for another noise test from an approved vehicle noise tester.

You are not obliged to arrange for repairs from the same mechanic who conducts the noise test.

Certificates of compliance

If you don’t get the certificate of compliance by the due date, EPA can:

  • fine you
  • suspend your vehicle registration.

We can also fine you if you sell the vehicle without getting a certificate of compliance.

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Reviewed 8 July 2020