1. Purchase an inspection

    Buy your inspection online:
    Rental Requirements Inspection 
    Child Safety Inspections
    Senior Safety Inspections

  2. Schedule an inspection

    You’ll be contacted to schedule an inspection on a date and time that suits you. If more than one inspection is purchased, we'll aim to schedule these on the same day.

  3. Inspection completed

    After your inspection is complete, you'll be provided with a comprehensive report within one business day. The report includes photos of inspected areas, condition of the property relevant to the type of inspection you have purchased and recommendations to address any issues identified.

  4. Take action

    You'll be contacted to discuss urgent issues identified and help you find a qualified tradie through RACV Trades to take action on recommendations from your report.

*Inspections can be booked across Victoria; however, all bookings are subject to availability and service may not be possible in all areas.

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  • Is your property safe for renters?

    With an RACV Rental Requirements Inspection, you can have peace of mind that your property is safe for renters to live in and compliant with the rental requirements as set out in the relevant legislation.

    The RACV Rental Requirements inspection includes:

    Minimum rental standards

    These standards cover the following basic requirements that all rental properties and landlords need to meet relating to amenity, safety and privacy if a renter moves in:

    • Locks
    • Windows and coverings
    • Kitchen and laundry facilities
    • Lighting
    • Mould and dampness
    • Bathroom facilities and toilets
    • Vermin-proof bins
    • Heating
    • Ventilation
    • Structural soundness

    Safety checks (optional add on, required every 2 years)

    The Rental Requirements Inspection has been designed to give rental providers (landlords) the flexibility to add on these safety checks as required for their property:  

    • Gas safety check: Ensures gas appliances are up to date and legally complaint with the standards; and/or
    • Electrical safety check: Electrical safety checks for all installations, appliances and fittings.

    Gas and/or electrical safety checks can only be added to the minimum rental standards inspection. 

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  • Starting or growing your family?

    A child’s curiosity can lead to injury. Look to our safety inspection experts to identify potential risks and hazards around your home to keep little ones safe from harm. Our Child Safety Inspection includes a checklist of more than 120 safety issues, including:

    • Access to sharp objects, chemicals and poisons
    • Window, stair and balustrade fall risks
    • Curtain and blind cord risks
    • Drowning risks
    • Play equipment risks
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  • Older and living independently?

    A trusted RACV Property Inspection expert can identify ways to protect against potential trips, slips and falls to improve a loved one's or your home’s accessibility. Our Senior Safety Inspection includes a checklist of more than 120 safety issues, including: 

    • Handrails, ramps, stairs and unobstructed walking surfaces
    • Medication and sharp object storage
    • Fire risks and condition of smoke alarms
    • Inadequate lighting risks
    • Hot water hazards

What types of property inspections does RACV offer?

There are a few different types of RACV Property Inspections:

  1. Rental Requirement Inspection
    This inspection helps rental providers (landlords) check that their property meets the minimum rental standards and gas & electrical safety checks set out in the relevant legislation.  

    An RACV Rental Requirements Inspection includes:
    • Minimum rental standards
      These standards cover basic requirements that all rental properties and landlords need to meet relating to amenity, safety and privacy if a renter moves in.
    • Safety checks (optional add on, required every 2 years)
      • Gas safety check: ensures that your gas appliances are up to date and legally compliant with the standards; and/or
      • Electrical safety check: ensures that the electrical installations and fittings in your rental property are legally compliant with the standards
    • For more information, check out the Rental Requirements Inspection scope and read the Consumer Affairs Victoria’s definition of the minimum standards for rental properties and gas & electrical safety checks
  2. Child Safety Inspection
    Identifies potential risks and hazards around your home to keep little ones safe from harm.
  3. Senior Safety Inspection
    Improves accessibility in your home and identifies ways to protect your loved ones from potential trips, slips and falls.

How do RACV Property Inspections work?

It’s easy to purchase, schedule and complete an inspection for your property.

  1. You can purchase an inspection online
  2. You’ll be contacted to schedule an inspection on a date and time that suits you. If more than one inspection is purchased, we'll aim to schedule these on the same day.
  3. After your inspection is complete, you'll be provided with you a comprehensive report within one business day. The report will include:
    • photos of inspected areas
    • condition of the property relevant to the type of inspection you have purchased
    • recommendations to address any issues identified.

If any risks or hazards are identified within your report, the RACV Property Inspections team can help facilitate getting a quote through RACV Trades.

Are property inspections available in my area?

RACV Property Inspections can be booked for residential homes in metro Melbourne and most regional areas of Victoria. Appointment times are subject to the availability of the allocated inspector.

You will receive a full refund and your inspection can be cancelled if:

  • you request an inspection in an area that cannot be completed by one of our inspectors
  • you and your inspector cannot agree on a suitable date and time for the inspection to be done.

What changes have been made to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (VIC) regarding minimum rental standards?

The minimum standards for rental properties were introduced into the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (VIC) on 29 March 2021.

The standards cover the basic requirements all rental properties and landlords need to meet – relating to amenity, safety, and privacy – before a renter moves in. If the minimum standards aren’t met, renters can end their rental agreement (lease) before moving in, during their occupancy, or they can request an urgent repair.

To find out more, read Consumer Affairs Victoria’s definition of the Minimum standards for rental properties.

What changes have been made to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (VIC) regarding gas and electricity safety?

If you’re a rental provider (landlord) entering into a new rental agreement after 29 March 2021, or you have a fixed-term agreement of more than five years that becomes a periodic tenancy after 29 March 2021, you must ensure that:

  • gas and electrical safety checks are completed every two years and the landlord must provide the renter with the date of the most recent safety check upon request.
  • if an electrical or gas safety check hasn’t been completed within the last 2 years at the time the renter occupies the premises, the rental provider must arrange an electrical safety check as soon as possible.

For more information, check out Consumer Affairs Victoria’s Guide for rental providers on gas and electricity safety checks.