Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Selling an imported vehicle

This refers to Part 4 of Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

If a vehicle has met the requirements for import approval and initial registration, there is no restriction preventing the subsequent sale of an imported vehicle unless conditions have been applied to the Vehicle Import Approval.

You should also check with the Registration Authority in your State or Territory for any requirements they may have in relation to the sale of an imported vehicle.

It is an offence to supply to the market (i.e. to sell for use on a public road) a vehicle that has been imported for use in transport but does not meet the Australian Design Rules or is not fitted with an Identification Plate, Used Import Plate or Personal Import plate.

Offenders may be prosecuted and fined in accordance with Part 4 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

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Last Updated: 18 July, 2014