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,
"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