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Safety Certificates

Safety Certificates Page


We do Safety Inspections   We can inspect Rental Cars
We do Commercials & 4-Wheel Drive Inspections   We provide you a verbal and written report
We will beat ANY Price or Quote   We provide Uber Safety Inspections



Do you need a roadworthy certificate done today?

Do you want the best price – GUARANTEED?

Our price on inspections , repairs and servicing will not be beaten.

Let the Chequered Flag take care of all your mechanical and safety certificates (roadworthy certificate) needs.

Get your roadworthy certificate (RWC) done today. Call us or fill in the Instant Quote to make a booking with us. We will beat any reasonable price quoted by another provider. Upfront Pricing provided from the beginning so that you have no surprises.



Can the Chequered Flag complete my RWC today?

Providing you call us and book your inspection early, we can always provide a same-day service for your roadworthy certificate. On rare occasions where same-day service is not available, we will have your inspection done by the next day.

What if my vehicle does not pass inspection? If your vehicle does not pass its inspection, don’t panic. Queensland Transport allows owners 14 days after safety certificates are issued to rectify any problems identified and to have the vehicle reinspected. You do not need to pay the full inspection fee again, Just a sign off fee which depends on your location.

Are safety certificates required before selling a car?

Yes, absolutely. There is a provision under the Act for Queensland Transport to issue harsh fines in any case where a vehicle is offered or advertised for sale prior to safety certificates being obtained. This applies not only to cars, but also motorcycles, trailers and caravans. Safety certificates are imperative for all vehicles for sale and it’s just not worth the risk; simply book a roadworthy certificate inspection now and let the Chequered Flag issue you with safety certificates documentation. One of Chequered Flag’s mobile roadworthy inspectors will come to you for your convenience, whether it is to your home or workplace (or anywhere else you require us to attend) and carry out the inspection and issue a roadworthy certificate (safety certificates) on the spot. All you have to do is use the Instant Quote to have one of our administrative staff call you to arrange a suitable time for your inspection. For car safety certificates and (roadworthy certificates or RWC), it’s as easy as a phone call. Safety certificates, which were in the past, referred to as a roadworthy certificate, take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

In general the items covered are:

  • Tyres
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Body Rust or damage
  • Lights
  • Oil leaks
  • Seat belts
  • Hand brake
  • Windscreen


What happens at the inspection?

At the conclusion of the inspection, a written certificate will be issued to you by one of our mechanics. If the vehicle fails the inspection, you have 14 days to rectify any issues and to call us back to schedule a re-inspection. If a vehicle is not registered, there is no legal requirement for vendors to provide safety certificates. For any vehicle that is registered, the vendor must provide a roadworthy certificate (safety certificates) according to Queensland law. Failure to do so will result in a penalty; that is, a fine. The vendors may also be fined if they are caught advertising any registered vehicle for sale without valid safety certificates. Safety certificates (roadworthy certificate) for private vendors remain valid for a period of two months or 2000km, whichever occurs first. Motor dealers’ safety certificates (roadworthy certificate) are valid for three months or 1000km, whichever occurs first. TO HAVE THE CHEQUERED FLAG PROVIDE YOUR ROADWORTHY/SAFETY CERTIFICATES, PLEASE CLICK US ON (07) 3256 7890 OR FILL IN  THE INSTANT QUOTE.