Safety Certificates in Brisbane


In Queensland you must always display a safety certificate on any registered light vehicle from the moment you offer the vehicle for sale. A safety certificate is also required for unregistered 2nd hand and registered interstate vehicles as part of the Queensland pre-registration process although some exemptions apply.

Some exemptions are when the vehicle is unregistered or being traded to, or between, licensed motor dealers. Vehicles can still be sold for parts or restoration without a safety certificate, but they must be de-registered before being offered for sale.

Safety certificates must be displayed openly and in a clearly visible position for example:

• motorbike - on the front forks or guard
• car - in the car windscreen or window
• trailer -on the draw-bar.


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Safety certificate laws in QLD are designed to make our roads safer for everyone

If you don't display a safety certificate on the vehicle as soon as you offer it for sale you could receive an on-the-spot fine of $500.




 For the most up to date information on Car Safety Certificates and exemptions phone the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 23 80 for more information.

Safety certificates can only be issued by approved inspection stations. Kats Automotive are a Licensed and QLD transport approved safety certificate inspection station conveniently located in Brisbane.

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