TRAILER SAFETY CERTIFICATES/INSPECTIONS

TRAILER SAFETY CERTIFICATES/INSPECTIONS

Our qualified staff are Queensland Transport Accredited to perform Safety Inspection on Trailer/Caravans Up To 3500kg ATM, Certificate Of Inspections On Trailer/Caravans from 3500kg to 10,000kg ATM and QLD Transport HVRAS Inspections.

SAFETY CERTIFICATES UP TO 3500KG ATM

Light Trailers (LT) Over 750kg to 3500kg ATM Require a safety certificate when:

  • a registered light vehicle is offered for sale in Queensland, or

  • transferring registration to a new owner, or

  • when transferring to Queensland registration  from another state or territory, or

  • when re-registering  an unregistered vehicle.

PRICE: $41.25

This includes :

  • Boat Trailers

  • Car Trailers

  • Camper Trailers

  • Horse Floats

  • Caravans

This inspection covers the basic vehicle safety standards for many components including:

  • Identification

  • Modifications

  • Wheels & Tyres

  • Brakes

  • Suspension

  • Chassis rust or damage

  • Coupling

  • Lights and Electrical Components

A Safety Certificate will be issued if the vehicle complies in all these areas to the National Code Of Practice.

What Happens If The Vehicle Fails?

Queensland Transport allows 14 days from the date of first inspection to have any defects rectified. If the repairs are completed within the 14 days a re-inspection will occur and if a repairs are in-accordance with the National Code Of Practice then the Safety Certificate will be issued. There will no charge for the re-inspection as long as it is within the 14 days from the original inspection it will be free of charge.

Displaying Your Safety Certificate?

Handwritten  safety certificates (or the blue cover label) must be displayed in an obvious area, such as:​

  • trailer—on the drawbar.

When displayed, all information written on the certificate (or blue cover label) must be able to be seen clearly from outside the vehicle.

You can be fined over $560 if you don't clearly display a handwritten safety certificate (or the blue cover label) on a vehicle—from the moment you offer it for sale.

Electronically issued safety certificates don't need to be displayed on your vehicle when you list it for sale. However, you must have already obtained it and be able to produce it if requested by a buyer, buyer's agent, police officer or transport inspector. This could be printed, or via an electronic method like your smartphone, tablet or computer.

How Long Are Safety Certificates Valid For?

The time a safety certificate is valid depends on who is selling the vehicle:

  • licensed motor dealers—certificates are valid for 3 months or 1,000km (whichever comes first) from the date of issue

  • all other sellers—certificates are valid for 2 months or 2,000km (whichever comes first) from the date of issue.

HEAVY TRAILERS 3500KG TO 10,000KG

Queensland Transport state that if you vehicle is over 4500kg you are required to obtain a Heavy Vehicle Certificate Of Inspection (COI) every 12 months by a Queensland Transport approved examiner.

Price: $67.05

This includes :

  • Boat Trailers

  • Car Trailers

  • Pig Trailers

  • Dog Trailers

  • 5th Wheel Trailers

This inspection covers the basic vehicle safety standards for many components including:

  • Identification

  • Modifications

  • Wheels & Tyres

  • Brakes

  • Suspension

  • Chassis rust or damage

  • Coupling

  • Lights and Electrical Components

A Safety Certificate will be issued if the vehicle complies in all these areas to the National Code Of Practice.

What Happens If The Vehicle Fails?

Queensland Transport allows 14 days from the date of first inspection to have any defects rectified. If the repairs are completed within the 14 days a re-inspection will occur and if a repairs are in-accordance with the National Code Of Practice then the Safety Certificate will be issued. There will no charge for the re-inspection as long as it is within the 14 days from the original inspection it will be free of charge.

HVRAS INSPECTIONS

A HVRAS (Heavy Vehicle Registration & Assessment Scheme) Inspection is required on all trailers over 750kg ATM before registration.

PRICE: $40

A HVRAS Inspection involves checking the following:

The objective of the scheme is to provide people with accreditation to inspect heavy vehicles and trailers to ensure they comply with:

  • dimensional limitations

  • approved load sharing axle systems guidelines

  • safe tyre limits

  • vehicle identifiers (for example: engine number, vehicle identification number and chassis number).

Imported vehicles that have not be previously registered in Australia cannot be inspected and measured by HVRAS accredited persons.

By having a HVRAS Inspection performed at the same time as your safety certificate in means you will not need to take the vehicle to Queensland Transport for inspection all you need to take is the paperwork.

Contact Us

R&M Marine PTY LTD

Address: 2/1356 Lytton Rd Hemmant QLD 4174

PH: 07 3393 9463

PH: 1300 4 TRAILERS

Email: sales@seatrailqld.com.au

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