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Every heavy vehicle, truck or trailer used in Brisbane, Gold Coast and surrounding areas requires a current Queensland Certificate of Inspection (COI) and a Heavy Vehicle Registration Assessment Scheme (HVRAS) inspection. There are several ways to obtain or renew a heavy vehicle COI. Here’s what you need to know about this important process:





Which vehicles need a Certificate of Inspection?

Heavy vehicles weighing over 4.5 tonnes (gross vehicle mass)
Trailers weighing over 3.5 tonnes (gross aggregate weight)
– Some light vehicles weighing up to 4.5 tonnes (gross vehicle mass)

These include concrete mixers and trucks, caravans, mobile homes and many other types of vehicles. Click here for the complete list.

How to get your vehicle inspected

While you can take your vehicle to an official Transport & Main Roads inspection centre, it’s far more convenient to book an on-site inspection with a Queensland approved heavy vehicle inspector like Lewis Mobile Safety Certificates, who will come to you.

What does the inspection involve?

To obtain a Gold Coast or Brisbane Certificate of Inspection, you must present a clean vehicle that is free of defects and in perfect working order. If the inspector finds that repairs need to be made, the vehicle will need to be re-inspected.

Renewal Notices

You’ll be sent a renewal notice approximately 10 weeks before your existing COI expires, but it is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to ensure their COI is valid. You can check your COI status and inspection due date online.

Get the timing right

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The timing of the inspection is important as it can impact the validity period of your current COI.
– If you do the inspection up to a month before the expiry of your current COI, the new certificate takes effect when the current one expires.
– If you do the inspection more than a month prior to the expiration of your certificate, the inspection date becomes the start date of the new certificate.
– If you have let your COI expire, the original expiry date is when your new COI commences. For example, if your COI expired on 1 May, and you have the inspection on 1 July, the new COI will run from 1 May.

Need to renew your COI?

Take the stress out of obtaining your heavy vehicle Certificate of Inspection by calling Lewis Mobile Safety Certificates today. We’ll answer all your questions about the process and travel to your location between Brisbane and Gold Coast, saving you time and money. Give us a call or book your inspection online today!

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