Roadworthy Inspections

Safety Certificates

The department of main roads and transport website offers information on when a Queensland safety certificate is needed and lists the following:-

  • a registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland, or ​
  • transferring registration to a new owner, or ​
  • when transferring to Queensland registration from another state or territory, or ​
  • when re-registering an unregistered vehicle.​

Vehicles requiring a safety certificate are:-​

  • cars​
  • motorcycles​
  • Trailers (including caravans) with an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) between 750kg and 3,500kg​
  • any other vehicles up to 4,500kg gross vehicle mass (GVM)​

This inspection covers the basic vehicle safety standards for many components including:-​​

  • tyres ​
  • brakes ​
  • steering​
  • suspension​
  • body rust or damage ​
  • windscreen​
  • lights​

The Vehicle Inspection Guidelines explain how a safety certificate inspection is performed and the reasons a vehicle may fail an inspection.

The Queensland Department of Main Roads & Transport also advises that A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection on the quality, or life expectancy of a vehicle. The website urges you to consider that If you are buying a used vehicle, you should contact a motoring group such as RACQ for a full mechanical inspection.

While we agree entirely with this advice, we would suggest that booking with your local AutoKeepers® is also a good idea, we offer full automotive consultations, advice and services Including a broad range of Free inspections and services that may prove invaluable – when compared to buying the wrong car for you.

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