Family car roadworthy certificate for QLD

If you’re moving to Queensland from another part of Australia, you’ll need to ensure you that you comply with all the laws of the state. If you have a car, one of the first things you’ll need to do when you arrive is to apply for a Queensland Roadworthy Certificate (also referred to as a Safety Certificate) so that you can then register your car here.


Why do I need a Roadworthy Certificate?

You’ll need an up-to-date certificate when selling a new or used car, or register it for the first time anywhere in Queensland. It is a legal requirement here if you’ll be driving a light passenger vehicle that you’ve brought from another state.

If you operate a heavier or commercial vehicle, like a truck or trailer, you might need an annual Certificate of Inspection or a Heavy Vehicle Registration Assessment Scheme inspection instead. This will depend on the size of your vehicle.

Fortunately, getting a Roadworthy Certificate is easier and more affordable than ever.

What’s the process for getting a Safety or Roadworthy Certificate in QLD?

The first step is to visit an approved inspection station or have an inspector come to your premises to complete your vehicle inspection. At Lewis Auto, not only have we accredited inspectors with years of experience, we also offer a mobile roadworthy inspection service for anyone based in the Gold Coast, Brisbane or anywhere in between.

After you’ve made a booking with our team, either at your location or at our service centre in Miami, Gold Coast, the process will involve your car being inspected to ensure it complies with the Queensland Government’s minimum safety standards checklist. If your car passes you will be issued a certificate and, if it fails the inspection, you’ll receive feedback about how to ensure it passes its next compliance test.

mobile roadworthy certificate inspection in Gold CoastAfter you relocate your car to Queensland, you will be unable to drive it until you register it. A Roadworthy Certificate is essential documentation you will need in order to finalise the registration process.

If you are caught driving an unregistered vehicle or one that did not pass a safety inspection, you could receive a hefty fine. It’s in your best interest to get your certificate as soon as possible after your arrival.

Short on time and need a certificate pronto?

Moving to another state is a huge undertaking and no doubt you’ll be incredibly busy in the weeks after your arrival. If you’re struggling to find the time to get your car’s Roadworthy Certificate, we’ve got the solution.

Lewis Safety Certificates offers a mobile roadworthy inspection service, and we’ll come to you wherever you are on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane or anywhere in between. Why not call us today or submit the online form to book an inspection?

Book a vehicle inspection today!

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