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Mobile Safety Certificate inspections for Gold Coast and Surrounds
A Safety Certificate is a roadworthy inspection.
One is required by law when selling, transferring or newly registering a vehicle in the state of Queensland.
> Private Seller:
> Motor Dealer:
For example: A vehicle displayed FOR SALE on the side of the road.
(Must be a public approved area)
Similarly, driving with “Interested?” or “Buy Me” on the windows
On the other hand, Digital Safety Certificates don’t need to be displayed on your vehicle when it is presented FOR SALE.
However, it must be able to produced by request from a potential buyer, buyer’s agent, The Police or a Qld transport inspector.
We will email you a printable PDF of the Safety certificate.
It may not be necessary to go into the Transport Customer Service Centre to transfer your registration.
In order to qualify, your transaction will require the following:
Firstly, a valid Digital Safety Certificate.
Secondly, the vehicle is registered in Queensland.
Finally, the vehicle is not being transferred into a company name.
If you tick all the above boxes you are most likely able to transfer the ownership over the internet.
The best part is that it is instant!
No more worrying about whether the new owner has changed the registration over.
Most importantly, now you can be in control and avoid the long wait at the Transport Department.
The Safety Certificate is designed to keep vehicles that are on the road safe to avoid accidents caused by un-roadworthy and defective vehicles.
Consequently, this offers the buyer protection when purchasing that the vehicle meets the minimum safety standards.
However, it is recommended that all buyers have a Pre-Purchase Inspection completed.
In Queensland, you must obtain and display a valid Safety Certificate on any registered vehicle when it is offered for sale.
In addition, if you have moved from another state a Safety Certificate is required to register your vehicle in Queensland.
All unregistered vehicles require a Safety Certificate for a New Registration Application.
For example: unregistered cars, motorbikes, trailers and trucks.
The inspection covers the basic operation of the vehicle.
The above categories are inspected by the approved examiner.
As a result of the vehicle meeting the minimum standard a Safety Certificate is issued.
New Registration Application forms can be downloaded below.
Download: Vehicle Registration Application
Majority of vehicles do require a Safety Certificate when selling or transferring but there are some exemptions.
Inspection fees are set by Queensland Transport for fixed locations.
The pricing is subject to an annual due to CPI increase from July 1st of each year.
For workshop Inspections at our A.I.S (Approved Inspection station) you are not charged a re-inspection fee.
However, the vehicle must be repaired and represented to us within in the 14 days required by TMR.
For mobile services the pricing may vary due to travel time and distance.
Therefore, call our friendly team on 1300 617 233 for a quote today.
A Safety Certificate is a basic safety check in accordance with Queensland Transports Code of Practice.
Most importantly, this is not a check of the mechanical reliability or general condition of the vehicle.
A Pre-Purchase Inspection is a comprehensive condition report of the vehicle. This report informs the potential buyer of exactly what they are purchasing.
A Safety Certificate is a check that the vehicle passes the minimum safety standards. There may still be issues with the vehicle that are not a direct safety issue that need to be addressed.
It is recommended to have a Pre-Purchase Inspection on any second hand vehicle purchase. It has saved many clients a lot of money and gives them peace of mind when purchasing their vehicles.