Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Refusals and your rights of review

If an application is lodged which does not meet all the requirements of a particular scheme, a ‘provisional assessment’ will be undertaken. This may provide an indication of additional documentation needed to meet the requirements of any of the relevant import options.

Once applicants provide additional or new evidence not assessed with the original application, a final assessment is undertaken on whether or not a Vehicle Import Approval can be issued. At this stage you will be notified if your application has been refused or approved.

Please note, some vehicles cannot be imported into Australia and will not be issued with a Vehicle Import Approval.

If you are not satisfied with the assessment of your vehicle import application, you can seek a further review of the decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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Last Updated: 25 June, 2014