RVS guides and resources

Guide to testing facilities

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This guide explains how you can apply to become a testing facility approval holder. It tells you why applicants for component or vehicle type approvals and Model Report approvals need to get test reports from an approved testing facility.

Importing a vehicle as personal effects – overview

This overview explains what you need to know and do to bring your road vehicle into Australia as personal effects. It lists the eligibility criteria you need to meet and the information you need to submit with your application.

Checklist for a concessional RAV entry approval application for a personal effects vehicle

  Use this checklist to ensure you have all the required information for a concessional RAV entry approval application for a personal effects vehicle.

Guide to specialist and enthusiast vehicles

To meet demand for specialist and enthusiast road vehicles more effectively, the Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation has updated eligibility criteria for entry on the Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles Register (SEVs Register). This guide includes information on:

RVS Webinar: Testing Facilities 2024

Watch this video to learn about operating as a testing facilities approval holder under the Road Vehicle Standards legislation. We take you through the responsibilities of approval holders and what you'll need to have in place to meet the standard conditions of an approval.

Vehicle Standards Bulletin 1 (Revision 6)—Trailers with an aggregate trailer mass of 4.5 tonnes or less

Trailers with an aggregate trailer mass of 4.5 tonnes or less (low ATM trailers) are expected to comply with the applicable Australian Design Rules (ADRs).

Guide to operating as an approved authorised vehicle verifier

This guide explains the processes an authorised vehicle verifier (AVV) must follow when conducting a road vehicle verification. It tells you what an AVV's role is and their obligations under the Road Vehicle Standards legislation. The guide covers: