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Operating an approved inspection station

Approved inspection stations (AIS) may conduct vehicle inspections and issue inspection certificates, including safety certificates and certificates of inspection, for the following vehicles:

Safety certificates

  • light vehicles—cars or light commercial vehicles up to and including 4.5t gross vehicle mass (GVM)
  • light trailers—caravans and trailers over 0.75t aggregate trailer mass (ATM) up to and including 3.5t ATM
  • motorcycles—motorcycles, trikes and mopeds.

Certificate of inspections

  • heavy vehicles—vehicles over 4.5t GVM up to and including 16t GVM and unregistered vehicles over 16t GVM
  • heavy trailers—caravans and trailers over 3.5t ATM up to and including 10t ATM and unregistered trailers over 10t ATM
  • light vehicles – vehicles up to and including 4.5t GVM
  • motorcycles – motorcycles, trikes and mopeds.

Read more about operating an AIS, including how to apply to become an AIS, a nominee or an approved examiner, and purchase inspection certificate books.

Fees

View a list of vehicle inspection fees for:

Inspection certificates online

Some AIS issue safety certificates and certificates of inspection electronically through the inspection certificates online (ICO) system. In most cases, customers will no longer need to visit a transport and motoring customer service centre to lodge an inspection certificate.

For more information about the ICO system please email ico@tmr.qld.gov.au.

Use the Find an AIS online service to find an AIS that issues online inspection certificates.