Registered cars in Queensland must have a valid Safety Certificate/Roadworthy Certificate before owners can offer them for sale. It is very important that you have your completed Safety Certificate Blue Label card displayed in an obvious place on the vehicle such as the windscreen or side window.
This must be displayed if you have “For Sale”, “Interested” or “Like this” on your vehicle. Significant fines apply for failing to display a current Safety Certificate.
When selling your vehicle privately the Safety Certificate/Roadworthy Certificate is valid for 2 months or 2,000km (whichever comes first).
Dealers Safety Certificates/Roadworthy Certificate are valid for 3 months or 1,000km (whichever comes first).
The buyer should check that the certificate is still valid before committing to the purchase of a vehicle as transferring the registration cannot be completed without a Safety Certificate/Roadworthy Certificate.
If the vehicle is unregistered there is no legal requirement for the seller to provide the buyer with a Safety Certificate/Roadworthy Certificate however it is in the buyers interest to request one to be issued before the sale of the vehicle.
For a more detailed outline of what is required for buying or selling vehicles please click here to follow the link to the appropriate section: