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Heavy vehicle Roadworthy Inspection known as a COI
A Certificate of Inspection is the heavy vehicle version of a Safety/Roadworthy Certificate.
You are required every 12 months to have a COI completed to keep the vehicle registered.
The types of vehicles affected by the mandatory inspection are:
Consequently, your Certificate of Inspection is required every 12 months
However, you can pay your registration renewal only when a valid Certificate of Inspection is lodged.
Your heavy vehicle will required to have a valid Certificate of Inspection every 12 months.
Queensland Transport will send you a reminder notice approx. 12 weeks prior.
You can also check online for the COI Due date.
It can be confusing on when is the best time to do your inspection.
We have a guideline listed below for each possible scenario.
Situation 1: If the heavy vehicle is inspected up to 1 month before the current Certificate Expires.
Conclusion: The new Certificate will not be allocated to the vehicle until the previous Certificate of Inspection expires.
Situation 2: The heavy vehicle is inspected more than a month before the current Certificate of Inspection expires.
Conclusion: The new Certificate of Inspection date will become the new valid certificate date.
Situation 3: If you are unable to complete the inspection in the time required and it expires.
Conclusion: You will need to contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads to apply for an extension of time.
Your unregistered heavy vehicle will need to have an Certificate of Inspection to be registered in Queensland.
But this may not be the only requirement for the vehicle to be registered.
A HVRAS (Heavy Vehicle Regulation Assessment Scheme) is required for the following circumstances:
All unregistered vehicles can be inspected by an Approved Inspection Station. This includes GVM rating over 16t.
Queensland Transport allows you 14 days from the first inspection date to have any defects repaired.
When the repairs are completed to the standard of the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual Call Us on 1300 617 233.
We will come and complete the second inspection.
(Re-Inspection charges apply to mobile services)