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Note: Trailers that have a ATM 750kg or less you will need to download the Self assessment form.

Download: Self Assessment of single axle trailer




Trailers (LT) Over 0.75 tonne to 3.5 tonne (ATM)


  • Boat Trailers
  • Car Trailers
  • Camper Trailers
  • Horse Floats


A Safety Certificate Inspection covers the basics that could affect the safe operation of the vehicle.


  • Identification
  • Modifications
  • Lights & Electrical Components
  • Body & Chassis
  • Suspension
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Brakes
  • Tow Couplings

If the trailer complies in all of these areas in accordance to the Code of Practice then the Safety Certificate is issued on the spot.


What happens if I have a defect and it doesn’t pass on the first inspection?


Queensland Transport allows you 14 days from the first inspection date to have the defects repaired.

Once the repairs are completed, call us and we will come and complete the second inspection.

(Re-inspection charges apply for mobile services)

If the repairs are completed to the Code of Practice then the Safety Certificate will be issued.


Displaying your Safety Certificate


It is very important that you have your completed Safety Certificate Blue Label card displayed in an obvious place on the trailer such as the drawbar or windows.

This must be displayed if you have “For Sale”, “Interested” or “Like this” on your vehicle. Failing to do this could result in a $560 on the spot fine from the Police or Queensland Transport.


New Registration Application forms can be downloaded from Queensland Transport's website.


Download: Transfer of Vehicle Registation Application

Download: Vehicle Registration Application


Imported Trailers


If the trailer is imported and has never been registered in Australia there is a lengthy process to register the trailer. 


A VIN (Vehicle Idenification Number) needs to be issued by Queensland Transport and Main Roads as well as a Compliance plate purchase. (See our FAQ for more compliance plate details)


The trailer must be taken to a Queensland Transport and Main Roads Customer Service Centre to be measured for a HVRAS.



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"Thank you very much for the report. The mechanic was very generous with his time (30 minutes or so) in providing a verbal feedback to me. As I live in Canberra, getting the report done was the best value for money I have achieved. It saved me un necessary expense in getting to Queensland and pursuing a car that ultimately had far more issues than I had expected. In addition, I consider myself somewhat 'car savvy' but your inspector definitely picked up stuff that I would never have identified. There is no doubt in my mind the inspection was highly detailed and the money well earnt. Thank you again for your support, and should I look at purchasing any more cars in Queensland, I will definitely be seeking an M1 report before I seriously consider a purchase. cheers and thanks a million. "
Tony Carroll


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