We can include a roadworthy inspection also known as a safety certificate in Queensland along with our Pre Purchase Inspection Report or we can complete a Roadworthy Inspection on its own.
A safety certificate is issued after a vehicle passes a safety inspection. If the vehicle fails the inspection, you can arrange for us to repair your vehicle to meet the safety standard or represent the repaired vehicle within 14 days for a re-inspection.
For any vehicle to be sold registered, the seller must provide a roadworthy certificate / safety certificate according to Queensland law and failure to do so can result in a fine. If a vehicle is not registered, there is no legal requirement for vendors to provide safety certificates.
Roadworthy’s for Private Vendors
Safety certificates / roadworthy certificate for private vendors remain valid
for a period of two months or 2000km, whichever occurs first.
Roadworthy’s for Car Dealers
Motor dealers’ safety certificates / roadworthy certificate are valid for three months or 1000km, whichever occurs first.
Safety certificates for a range of vehicle types
Unregistered, second hand and registered interstate vehicles must have a safety certificate as part of the Queensland pre-registration process.
Displaying Safety Certificates:
When selling a car, a safety certificate must be displayed in a very obvious place, for example on the windscreen or a side window.
You may get a fine if you do not display a safety certificate on the vehicle from the moment you offer it for sale.
KC Mechanical's Approved Inspection Station # 11654