Safety Certificates

Safety Certificates

In Queensland a safety certificate is needed when:

  • 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.

A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection on the quality, or life  expectancy of a vehicle. If you are buying a used vehicle, you should contact a motoring group such as RACQ for a full mechanical inspection.

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