Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Vehicles

  • Every vehicle new to Australia must meet minimum safety standards that maintain the safest possible environment for all road users and our community.

  • Publications in the Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) series provide information on the design, manufacture, sale, modification, maintenance, import and repair of road vehicles.

  • The Australian Design Rules set standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions for new road vehicles, whether manufactured in Australia or imported as new or second hand vehicles.

  • These pages explain what types of complaints the Department considers in relation to vehicles.

  • The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has commenced a legislative review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA) with a view to reducing the regulatory costs to business and improving the safety of road vehicles.

  • This page provides information about eligibility of motor vehicles for entry onto the Register. You can also download an application form from here.

  • This Scheme was designed to provide uniform charges and operating conditions for heavy vehicles engaged solely in interstate operations.