QLD RWC - Safety Certificates & Roadworthiness in Queensland


Safety Certificates in Woodridge

A safety certificate is needed when a registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland. It confirms that a vehicle has passed a minimum safety standard inspection.

Underwood Car Care in Woodridge are an Approved Inspection Station. An approved inspection station is a business that has been specifically trained, assessed and fully approved by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to inspect and, where appropriate, issue safety certificates.


A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection. It is an inspection to ensure the vehicle is safe to operate on the road only. For a more detailed investigation into the overall condition of a vehicle you should consider a much more specific Pre-Purchase Inspection.

It is also important to note that a Safety Certificate does not constitute a complete assessment of a vehicle's compliance with the Standards for Registration. These standards are generally governed by the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and are often beyond the scope of a Safety Certificate Inspection.

When do you need a safety certificate?

You must display a safety certificate on a registered light vehicle from the moment you offer it for sale, including when you: 

  • list the vehicle for sale online
  • display that it is for sale in public
  • drive the car with a sign in the window indicating it is for sale

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If you are buying a used vehicle, we would recommend that you have a “pre-purchase” inspection completed by us in conjunction with any safety certificate to ensure you know as much as possible about the vehicle before deciding whether to purchase or not.

Bring your car in to our well equipped Woodridge workshop or Book a Safety Certificate Inspection Online

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