RVS guides and resources

Guide to component type approvals—Appendix 4—What you can and cannot apply to vary

Appendix 4 lists the approval details and the rationale for why you can or cannot vary them. Where you can vary approval details, it describes the information you need to include in a variation application.

Guide to component type approvals

This guide describes what component type approvals are and who can apply for them. It includes information on how to apply, the eligibility criteria, assessment process and time frame for deciding an application.

Recalls policy: Road vehicles and approved road vehicle components

The road vehicles and approved vehicle components recall policy has been developed to assist suppliers in planning for, and conducting a voluntary recall in accordance with Commonwealth law.

Supplier’s guide to vehicle recall not-reporting status

This document provides an overview of not-reporting status for voluntary road vehicle and road vehicle component recalls

ROVER template: Bus chassis sub-assembly data sheet

Use this template to create a bus chassis sub-assembly data sheet. Once you have added the required information into this template, select the ‘Save as PDF’ button, then upload the .pdf file to your application for a component type approval in ROVER.

ROVER video: ROVER Portal Rebuild demonstration

Watch this video on the rebuilt ROVER portal. It will look similar but include some design changes that should improve the user experience. It will generally be easier to add, edit and update information within an application using mini-forms.

What's new? What's different? ROVER Portal Rebuild

This What's new? What's different? guide is a visual overview of functionality and design changes that you can expect to see in the rebuilt ROVER portal. We will be updating this publication with additional information as we approach the release date.

Guidance note—Demonstrating compliance with ADR 79/05—Emission Control for Light Vehicles

This guidance note provides information on how to submit evidence of compliance with ADR 79/05—Emission Control for Light Vehicles in a vehicle type approval application in ROVER.

Assessment timeframes quarterly report – Issue 1

This is the first edition of the report and provides statistics on assessment timeframes for applications made under the Road Vehicle Standards legislation and decided between 1 January and 31 March 2024.