Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Specialist & Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme

Important: Applications through the interim arrangements for Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles (SEVs) have closed.

On 1 July 2021, the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) replaced the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA). The detail of how the new regulatory framework operates is contained in subsidiary legislation, the Road Vehicles Standards Rules 2019 (the Rules). The RVSA, the Rules and other related legislation are collectively referred to as the Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation.

Between 10 December 2019 and 1 July 2021, SEVs applications were assessed against both the MVSA and RVS eligibility criteria. Under these interim arrangements, vehicles meeting the RVS SEVs Register eligibility criteria were placed on the ‘List of eligible SEVs under the interim arrangements’ (Interim SEVs List). Vehicles that met MVSA eligibility criteria were placed on the MVSA Register of SEVs. Applications for new entries on the MVSA Register of SEVs are now closed.

Vehicles on the Interim SEVs List can be entered on the RVS SEVs Register if a SEVs Register entry application is submitted. No fee will be charged for this application. Applicants should email the ROVER team at ROVERinfo@infrastructure.gov.au with details of the Interim SEVs List entry and RVS SEVs application so the standard requirement to pay a fee before an application will be accepted can be waived.

You may apply to have an Interim SEVs List entry transferred to the RVS SEVs Register.

Details of how to apply are available on the RVS specialist and enthusiast vehicles page.