Roadworthy certificates

The Roadworthy Certificate or Certificate of Roadworthiness is a proof that your vehicle is safe to be driven on the road. This certificate is particularly required when a vehicle needs to be re-registered or sold. 

Roadworthy test is designed according to the guidelines issued by the Department of Transport that ensures that the vehicle is suitable to be driven on Australian roads.

If you have a roadworthy certificate for your vehicle, it means that your vehicle has passed the Roadworthy Test conducted by an authorised roadworthy inspector. 

At Jimboomba Autocare, we offer Roadworthy Certificates for vehicles of all makes and models.

Roadworthy Certificate is not generally needed for all cars but is usually obtained for certain reasons.

You require a roadworthy certificate if you’re planning on

  • Selling or buying a registered vehicle
  • re-registering an unregistered vehicle
  • transferring the ownership of a vehicle
  • transferring the registration of a vehicle from another state 

Why Choose Us


Vehicles that require Certificate of Roadworthiness

  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers
  • Large vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes

The Roadworthy Test

The Roadworthy test is done to check certain areas of the vehicle to make sure that they are in good condition so that the vehicle is safe to be driven on the road. 

These areas include:

Body of the vehicle 

The body should not be damaged or corroded.


Steering system and alignment components must be functioning properly.


Suspension must be functioning properly.


The tyres must not be worn, cracked or have a tread depth less than 1.5 mm.


Brakes must be working at high capacity.

Seats and seat belts

Seats should be intact and seatbelts must be fastening properly.

Windscreen and windows

The windscreen or windows must not have any chips or cracks.

Reflectors and lights

Lights must not be faded or cracked.

Safety related items on the body, chassis or engine

Vehicle must not have any oil leaks, engine or transmission.

The vehicle is checked to ensure that it is safe on the road and the systems and components are working properly to ensure safety. It is not necessary for the systems and components to be functioning in their best conditions to pass b=this test but they should be at least functioning at acceptable conditions.

This means that this test is conducted to ensure that the vehicle will be safe on the road. But it does not certify that all the systems and parts are working in their best conditions.


Clients are fully updated and notified with service


Clients are fully updated and notified with service


Clients are fully updated and notified with service

In case your vehicle does not pass the Roadworthy test

Roadworthy Certificate is strictly not issued for vehicles that do not pass the roadworthy inspection.

But don’t worry. We will let you know why you failed and also offer the repairs your vehicle needs to pass the roadworthy test. 

Our professional mechanics help you pass your roadworthy test by fixing the issues that are stopping you from getting the Roadworthy certificate.

Validity of a Roadworthy Certificate

Roadworthy certificates are not valid for a long period of time. The validity of a roadworthy certificate lasts for 1000kms or three months.

Cost of getting a Roadworthy Certificate

The cost of the Roadworthy test can vary depending on the kind of vehicle you own and some other factors like age and state of the vehicle.

Jimboomba Autocare offers Roadworthy Test and any repairs required to pass the test at customised, affordable prices. 

Get your Roadworthy Test done at Jimboomba Autocare

Bring your vehicle to Jimboomba Autocare for the Roadworthy test. Our authorised inspector will review your vehicle and conduct a careful Roadworthy Test to check if the vehicle is safe to be driven on Australian roads. 

Get your Roadworthy Certificate from Jimboomba Autocare today.