Approval of Premises as an Approved Inspection Station - Queensland


You require this approval for mechanical workshops to issue safety certificates or certificates of inspection on second hand vehicles.  A motor vehicle which is owned by the individual/company may also be approved as a mobile AIS motor vehicle attached to the fixed 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 nominate at least one approved examiner and one 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 requirement information.


This approval will remain in effect for 12 months.


Approved Inspection Station Scheme fee information is available from

Regulation(s) name

Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015 QLD

Transport Operations (Road Use Management Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010 QLD

Application process

You can obtain this approval by completing an "Application for Approval of Premises as Approved Inspection Station" (Form No. F2272) and submitting it to your nearest customer service centre, the location of which can be obtained by calling department's call centre.

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. Your site and mobile unit will be inspected by departmental officers. You, as the proprietor, must sit and pass an examination (exceptions apply).

All nominees, directors/or proprietors must pay for a criminal history check, the results of which must be returned before approval can be granted.

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)