In Queensland a roadworthy certificate is called a safety certificate.
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.
Vehicles included in this are:
- trailers (including caravans) with an aggregate trailer mass (ATV) of 0.751–3.50 tonnes (t)
- any other vehicles up to 4.50 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM).
This inspection covers the basics for the safe operation of the vehicle, such as:
- body rust or damage
A safety certificate inspection is not a comprehensive mechanical inspection. If you are buying a used vehicle, you should contact Auto Stop Mechanical for a full mechanical inspection.
Reference – https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/roadworthy/index.html