Approval of Premises as an Approved Inspection Station - Queensland


You require this approval for a premise to be used as a fixed Approved Inspection Station (AIS) before you can issue safety certificates or certificates of inspection on second hand vehicles. A vehicles which is owned by the individual/company may also be approved by the department as a mobile AIS. An AIS approval for a mobile AIS can only be granted if the AIS approval holder has an existing fixed AIS premises.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Your proposed AIS must have at least one approved examiner and one AIS approval holder and/or nominee. This can be the same person. The applicant must have suitable premises and equipment.Refer to the Business Rules for Approved Inspection Stations for further information about requirements.


This approval will remain in effect for 12 months.


Application process

You can obtain this approval by completing an approved inspection station application (form F2272) and submitting it to your nearest transport and motoring customer service centre or call 13 23 80 for your nearest location.

For application forms and full details of the application process, refer to the department's website.

You must ensure that you have at least one approved examiner associated with your AIS. Your fixed AIS and mobile AIS will be audited by department officers.

All nominees, directors/AIS approval holders must pay for a criminal history check to be undertaken by the department. If the check returns positive results, these will be assessed against the department's Suitable Person Policy.

Transfer process

This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Transport Regulation Branch

Contact details

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Call Centre

Transport Regulation Branch

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Phone: 13 23 80
Website: Department of Transport and Main Roads (Opens in new window)