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Vehicle Checklist for Transport

Posted On 18 August, 2016

Vehicle Checklist for Transport

General Vehicles

The vehicle is safe to transport and fully drivable for loading and unloading. It has working foot and handbrakes, fitted seats, all glass intact and working operational windows. The body of the vehicle is in good condition and has 4 fully inflated tyres.

You have advised SMB if your vehicle has been fitted with an Alcohol Interlocking Device, and will provide SMB with a MINIMUM of 20 new mouthpieces for vehicle transport.

Your vehicle has 10cm ground clearance.

The fuel tank is approximately 1⁄4 full – to allow for loading and unloading.

Any non-factory fitted alarm system is to be disabled or deactivated, or you are to provide written instructions for the alarm system and the necessary keys for its use.

The aerial is operational and any non-retracting/non-retractable aerial has been removed.

Any modifications to the vehicle have been notified to SMB ie: roof racks, bull bar, running boards, if the vehicle has been lowered, spoilers fitted, height pack fitted etc. (We need to know for loading that the factory dimensions of the vehicle have not altered with the additions that you have had done to your vehicle.)

SUV/4WD Vehicles

Emergency beacon lights or large two-way-type aerials that are fitted, have been removed or lowered for transit.

Spare fuel containers or domestic type LPG gas bottles have been removed.

Any tool-box is empty and accessible for Quarantine inspection purposes. Canopies with canvas covers / fixtures are in a good condition and safe to transport, and will not tear or split in transit.


Your trailer must be attached to an accompanying vehicle for transport.

You have provided accurate dimensions of your trailer / camper trailer – including any modifications (ie. cages or bars fitted).

All cages and bars must be fitted securely to the trailer. The trailer is structurally sound and fit for transport and you have checked for rust and wear – particularly to areas such as the axle and frame.

The tyres are inflated. The spare wheel (if applicable) is attached and secure in housing.

The tool box (if applicable) is permanently fitted to the trailer and is empty and unlocked.

All padlocks have been removed, and all lockable areas are open for AQIS inspection where required.

Camper trailers have gas bottles removed, and all liquids’ containers are empty.