High ATM trailers – overview

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The Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) replaced the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA) on 1 July. This changed the way high ATM trailers (trailers with an aggregate trailer mass of more than 4.5 tonnes) are granted approvals to be provided to the Australian market.

This overview outlines the two ways to apply for an approval to import and/or provide high ATM trailers to the Australian market under the Road Vehicle Standards legislation.

Manufacturers and importers seeking to provide high ATM trailers can find details on how to apply for an approval and the specific information required in a high ATM trailer application.

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