Queensland Safety (Roadworthy) Certificates Explained In 3 Easy Steps


The term roadworthy most likely means exactly what you are thinking. It means your car is worthy of being on the road. Achieving a roadworthy status for your vehicle means that it is safe to drive on the road.

Queensland Safety (Roadworthy) Certificates Explained In 3 Easy Steps

When do you need a safety certificate?

▶️ Transferring registration to a new owner

▶️ Transferring registration from another state or territory to Queensland 

▶️ Re-registering an unregistered vehicle


What vehicles require a safety certificate? 



 Trailers (including caravans) with an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) between 750kg and 4,500kg

Any other vehicles up to 4,500kg gross vehicle mass (GVM)


What does a safety inspection cover? 

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

✅ Windscreen, glazing and windows. 

✅ Light and electrical components. 

✅ Seats and restraints.

✅ Wheels and tyres.

✅ Body rust or damage.

✅ Brakes and handbrake.

✅ Steering and suspension.

✅ Modifications.

✅ Road test.

For more information visit Queensland Government . 



What is a Safety Certificate (RWC) and when is it required?



You must obtain a Safety Certificate before offering a registered vehicle for sale or disposing of a registered vehicle, other than to a dealer. CLICK for MORE.