In Queensland a vehicle requires a safety inspection to enable the vehicle to be transferred between owners.
If a vehicle is advertised for sale and registered, Queensland law requires the certificate must be displayed in the vehicle.
The safety certificate for Private sales is valid for 2 months or 2000 Klms from the date of inspection.
A safety certificate only ensures the vehicle is compliant with the minimum standards set out by the Queensland Transport department, a safety certificates do not ensure the vehicle is without problems.
Future Auto Service Centres recommend you have a pre-purchase inspection carried out prior to purchasing any vehicle.
Vehicles sold unregistered must have a current safety certificate before they can be re-registered for normal road use