Safety Certificates 


Craig’s Autocare is an Approved Inspection Station for Motor vehicles, Motorcycles and Trailers 

Safety Certificates, formerly known as Road Worthy Certificates (RWC's) are required for all motor vehicles prior to selling your vehicle. 

Are safety certificates a legal requirement before selling a vehicle?
Yes. There is a provision under the Act for Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to issue fines where a vehicle is offered or advertised for sale prior to safety certificates being obtained.


This applies to cars and motorcycles.

How much do safety certificates cost?
Inspection fees are set by Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, so you will always pay a fixed price including GST:

Motor vehicles up to 4.5t $77.35
Motorcycles $49.70


What happens at the inspection?
Safety Certificates take approximately 1 hour to complete, including road test and paperwork preparation.

Inspection includes reviewing:

Tick Tyres Tick Exhaust Tick Suspension Tick Battery Tick Handbrake
Tick Brakes Tick Clutch Tick Gearbox Tick Body damage Tick Steering
Tick Windscreen Tick Seatbelts Tick Gauges Tick Oil Leaks Tick Lights

Upon completion, a written Safety Certificate will be issued to you by the approved inspector.

How long is my Safety Certificate valid?
Safety certificates for private vendors are valid for two months or 2000km, whichever occurs first.
Motor dealers’ safety certificates are valid for three months or 1000km, whichever occurs first.

What if my vehicle does not pass inspection?
If your vehicle does not pass its inspection, no problem.
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads allows you 14 days after safety certificates are issued to rectify any problems and have the vehicle re-inspected.

Just give Craig’s Autocare a call to book a re-inspection within 14 days of the safety certificate issue. Re-inspection is free of charge.


Do you want to wait while we inspect?

You are welcome to wait in our air conditioned office with tea and coffee available or take a walk around the corner to our friendly local Blue Infusion Café.


Give us a call to make a booking...


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