Roadworthy Certificates or as we call them in Queensland a ‘Safety Certificates’ are needed when a registered car or light truck under 4.5T is offered for sale in Queensland, when re-registering an unregistered vehicle or transferring registration. It confirms that a vehicle has passed a minimum safety standard inspection.
This inspection covers the basics for the safe operation of the vehicle, such as:
- Body rust or damage
A roadworthy inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection. If you are looking at buying a used car please talk to us about a Pre Purchase inspection, which is comprehensive inspection and report.
See this link -Code Of Practice- for full details of how and what is inspected during a Safety Inspection.
If you are selling your car, we strongly recommend you have a roadworthy inspection carried out before you advertise your car for sale. Firstly it will ensure you avoid being fined for advertising a car for sale that does not have a current Certificate. Secondly it is becoming increasingly common for people to have a buyer for the car and to have agreed on a sale price and then find out that the car need costly repairs and the sale either falls through OR end the seller loses out by the cost of the repairs. Roadworthy certificates are valid for 2 months or 2000km whichever occurs first.