Safety Certificates QLD

What is a Safety Certificate?

In Queensland you are required by law to get a safety certificate if you plan to sell a vehicle, or when re-registering a vehicle.  Before you advertise your car, motorbike, trailer or any light vehicle for sale you must obtain and clearly display the certificate or risk an on the spot fine. 

A roadworthy certificate in Queensland is valid for up to two months or 2000km whichever comes first but only for one sale.  There are some exemptions from this requirement such as sales in very remote areas or between car dealers.

Who can provide a Safety Certificate in QLD?

QLD Safety Certificates can only be issued by approved inspection stations (AIS), which can include service stations, garages or workshops approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Visit the DTMR website for more information or phone the Department on 13 23 80.