Roadworthy Certificate Gold Coast

Do you need a Roadworthy / Safety Certificate for your car?

  • Are you selling your car in Queensland?
  • Are you transferring your car registration to a new owner?
  • Are you re-registering an unregistered vehicle?
  • Do you need to transfer registration from another State, e.g NSW to QLD?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, you need a Roadworthy Certificate or RWC. The official name of a RWC in QLD is a Safety Certificate.

We provide these Roadworthy Services:

  • Roadworthy Certificates for Cars
  • Roadworthy Certificates for Trailers
  • Certificates of Inspection (COI’s) for Taxi and Uber Vehicles

Only certified Roadworthy Inspectors can carry out your inspection.

Components that are assessed during a Roadworthy Inspection for car or light vehicle include:

  • Seats and restraints
  • Lights and electrical components
  • Windscreen and windows
  • Steering and suspension
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Brake components
  • Engines and drivelines
  • Exhaust and emissions
  • Road Test

Why is a roadworthy certificate important?

As a local provider of safety certificates, it’s our duty of care to make sure your roadworthy certificate inspection is carried out correctly. Once the inspection is complete and all areas pass the test, we sign off the car to indicate it is safe to be on the road and meets QLD Transport’s guidelines.

It’s not uncommon for a car to fail its first inspection. You have 14 days to get any issues sorted out without having to pay for another inspection – as long as it is returned to our workshop for the follow-up inspection.

Also, the vehicle either needs to be registered or have the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) component of your rego paid.  This is so we can carry out a sufficient road test as it is part of the inspection.

Some other terminology used to describe a Roadworthy include Blue Slip, Warrant, MOT, Roady, RWC. The official term is Safety Certificate.


A Safety Certificate is not a Mechanical Inspection

Please note that a Safety Certificate Inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection and does not assess the quality of the vehicle or near-future repairs that may be required. If you require a thorough assessment of the vehicle, for instance prior to buying a used vehicle, you may wish to book a comprehensive Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection with us or another provider. 

How much does a Roadworthy Certificate cost?

The standard cost of a light vehicle roadworthy is $82.50*

* Please note our price is subject to change as it is based on Department of Transport and Main Roads pricing recommendations.

Sometimes additional servicing and repairs will need to be carried out in order for the Roadworthy Certificate to be issued and this depends on the condition of your vehicle.

How long does a Roadworthy inspection take?

The roadworthy inspection usually takes around 50 minutes.

Your Roadworthy Certificate will be valid for 2 months, or 2000 km’s (whichever comes first) and a then a new certificate will be required if the car has not yet been transferred or sold.

If you’re located in Ashmore, Benowa, Southport, Molendinar, Parkwood, Carrara or Surfers Paradise you’ll find our location convenient and you’re most welcome to wait for the car, or you can walk across the road to Ashmore City Shopping Centre for a coffee.

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