Safety Certificate FAQS
1. What’s the difference between a Safety Certificate and a Roadworthy Certificate?
Nothing! Well, technically, Roadworthy Certificates don’t exist in Queensland anymore! The certificate you need to register or re-register a vehicle is now officially called a Safety Certificate. The Queensland Government renamed the certificates from Roadworthy Certificate to Safety Certificate back in 1999. So now you know!
Eventually, they will exclusively be known as Safety Certificates, but many businesses including Miss Roadworthy still reference the former name for those who aren’t yet aware of the change.
2. What can Miss Roadworthy offer Safety/Roadworthy certificates for?
We can provide Safety Certificates for any vehicle that can operate under a standard open car licence.
Generally speaking, this covers: Cars, 4WDs, Caravans, Horse Floats, Light trucks up to 4.5 tonne.
In Queensland a safety certificate is needed when:
- A registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland, or
- Transferring registration to a new owner
- When transferring to Queensland registration from another state or territory
- When re-registering an unregistered vehicle.
Vehicles requiring a safety certificate are:
- Trailers (including caravans) with an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) between 750kg and 3,500 kg
- Any other vehicles up to 4,500 kg gross vehicle mass (GVM).
This inspection covers the basic vehicle safety standards for many components including:
Tyres, Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Body rust, Damage, Windscreen, Lights
3. Which areas do you service?
Miss Roadworthy definitely get around! In general, we service the following suburbs. However, please contact us if you’re in a neighbouring unlisted suburb and we should be able to get to you!
Albany Creek | Albion | Arana Hills | Ascot | Ashgrove | Aspley | Bald Hills | Banksia Beach | Banyo | Beachmere | Beerburrum | Beerwah | Bellara | Bellmere | Bongaree | Boondall | Bowen Hills | Bracken Ridge | Brendale | Bribie Island | Bridgeman Downs | Brighton | Brookside | Burpengary | Caboolture | Caloundra | Carindale | Carseldine | Chermside | Clearfield | Dakabin | Deagon | Deception Bay | Donnybrook | Eagle Farm | Eatons Hill | Elimbah | Enoggera | Everton Hills | Everton Park | Ferny Hills | Ferny Grove | Gaythorn | Griffin | Inala | Kallangur | Kedron | Keperra | Kings Beach | Kippa Ring | Landsborough | Lawnton | Lutwyche | Mango Hill | Margate | Moffat Beach | Morayfield | Murrumba Downs | Narangba | North Gate | North Lakes | Nudgee | Nundah | Paddington | Pelican Waters | Petrie | Redbank | Redcliffe | Rothwell | Samford Valley | Sandgate | Sandstone Point | Scarborough | Shelly Beach | Stafford | Strathpine | The Gap | The Grange | Toorbul | Virginia | Wamuran | Warner | Windsor | Woodford | Woorim | Zillmere
4. How quickly can you get here?
That really depends on our workload and where you are! Click here to complete the online Book an Inspection form or give us a call ASAP and we’ll give you a reliable estimate.
5. What if my vehicle doesn’t pass the safety check?
Sometimes there are things going on with a vehicle that you’re not aware of until an inspection. If this is the case, and your vehicle needs further mechanical work to qualify for a Safety Certificate, Miss Roadworthy’s got your back. We have professional partnerships with mobile mechanics Carworx (the other family owned and operated business), and established mechanical workshop 4×4 Excellence (the third family owned and operated business to completely round off our mechanical service offering). So, no matter the issue, Miss Roadworthy can offer seamless service.
6. Do I really need one? How long are they valid for?
Yes, you need a Safety Certificate! They are a legal requirement when registering, re-registering, or transferring ownership of a vehicle. For private sellers, certificates are valid for 2 months or 2,000km (whichever comes first) from the date of issue.
7. How much do you charge for a Safety Certificate?
Our rate is from $88 per Safety Certificate. When your booking is confirmed, our friendly team member will advise if we have a driver that is local to you and provide a quote inclusive of everything. Our prices include GST. Contact us today.