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RVSA Implementation Consultation Framework

In response to some concerns from stakeholders about how the Road Vehicle Standards legislation (RVS legislation) would be implemented, the department established the RVSA Implementation Consultation Framework.

This consultation framework aimed to facilitate the smooth implementation of the RVS legislation through a targeted consultation process. Three consultation groups were established under this framework.

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Revised stakeholder engagement approach

Following the initial success of the RVSA Implementation Consultation Framework, the department has adopted a revised, more focused approach to stakeholder engagement on RVS legislation implementation issues. The new approach is designed to better cater to the needs of specific stakeholder groups by identifying and targeting topic areas that are of most relevance to different industry sectors. Under this approach, future meetings will be on a more individual basis instead of the broader cross-industry consultations that occurred through the three consultation groups established under the RVSA Implementation Consultation Framework. Discussion topics will be prioritised and sequenced to coincide with sequencing of commencement of relevant provisions of the RVS legislation.

The department will continue to keep all stakeholders informed of any developments as the RVS legislation is being implemented, with any updates and information material continuing to be posted to the website.

Background

The Road Vehicle Standards package of Bills passed Parliament and received Royal Assent on 10 December 2018. The Road Vehicle Standards Rules (the Rules), which contain most of the detail of the new legislative framework, were subsequently made on 13 February 2019.

An exposure draft of the Rules was released by the Australian Government in December 2017. Following an extensive public consultation process that closed on 16 February 2018, the Government announced that it would make a number of refinements to the Rules to respond to feedback received. These changes were reflected in the final version of the Rules.

Consultation groups

The consultation groups established under the framework aimed to provide a collaborative forum to enable the department, in-service regulators and industry to identify issues relevant to the administration of the RVS legislation, and to develop practical solutions to those issues. The three groups were:

Membership

The consultation groups were chaired by the General Manager of the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch within the department or their nominated representative, with the balance of membership comprised of:

  • representatives from the department
  • industry associations
  • representatives from in-service regulators

Consultation papers

Type Approvals Consultation Group

Meeting Papers—Type Approvals Consultation Group Meeting #1, 10 August 2018

  • Agenda PDF: 309 KB
  • VSS RAV Guide for type approval holders PDF: 1438 KB
  • Discussion paper TA1—Modification of a road vehicle on the RAV before first provision to a consumer PDF: 1156 KB
  • Discussion paper TA2—Secure Vehicle Identification marking—supplier arrangements PDF: 1214 KB
  • List of issues PDF: 234 KB
  • Outcomes of Meeting PDF: 612 KB

Meeting Papers—Type Approvals Consultation Group Meeting #2, 21 November 2018

Meeting Papers—Type Approvals Consultation Group Meeting #3, 27 March 2019

  • Agenda #3 PDF: 399 KB
  • Discussion Paper TA4–RVSA Approval Numbering PDF: 1265 KB
  • Discussion Paper TA5–Test Reports not submitted by an RVS Approved Testing Facility PDF: 1104 KB
  • Overview of changes since Exposure Draft of RVS Rules (Type Approvals) PDF: 409 KB
  • Outcomes of Meeting PDF: 682 KB

Meeting Papers—Type Approvals Consultation Group Meeting #4, 4 July 2019

  • Agenda #4 PDF: 403 KB
  • Position Paper TA4P – RVSA approval numbering PDF: 1477 KB
  • Position Paper TA5P – Test Reports not submitted by an RVSA Approved Testing Facility PDF: 293 KB
  • Discussion Paper TA6 – Opt-in end to end process PDF: 2282 KB
  • Discussion Paper TA7 – Introduction to road vehicle type approvals PDF: 2382 KB
  • Discussion Paper TA8 – Test, evaluation and pre-release vehicles PDF: 1425 KB
  • Presentation – Survey of testing facilities and CRNs/SARNs affecting heavy trailers PDF: 956 KB

Concessional RAV Entry Consultation Group

Meeting Papers—Concessional RAV Entry Consultation Group Meeting #1, 22 November 2018

Meeting Papers–Concessional RAV Entry Consultation Group Meeting #2, 28 March 2019

  • Agenda #2 PDF: 399 KB
  • Discussion Paper CR2–Campervan and Motorhome Conversions – Model Report Guidance PDF: 1447 KB
  • Overview of changes since Exposure Draft of RVS Rules (Concessional RAV Entry PDF: 490 KB
  • Outcomes of Meeting PDF: 558 KB

Meeting Papers – Concessional RAV Entry Consultation Group Meeting #3, 3 July 2019

  • Agenda #3 PDF: 406 KB
  • Discussion Paper CR3 – Trailers – Comparison of arrangements under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and the Road Vehicle Standards legislation PDF: 1584 KB
  • Discussion Paper CR4 – Treatment of Campervans and Motorhomes PDF: 1621 KB
  • Presentation – What is a road vehicle PDF: 626 KB

RVSA Tools Consultation Group

Meeting Papers– RVSA Tools Consultation Group Meeting #1, 22 November 2018

  • Agenda #1 PDF: 63 KB
  • Discussion Paper TL1–Introduction to the Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles Register PDF: 390 KB
  • Discussion Paper TL2–Introduction to Testing Facility Approvals PDF: 319 KB
  • Outcomes of Meeting PDF: 151 KB

Meeting Papers–RVSA Tools Consultation Group Meeting #2, 28 March 2019

Meeting Papers – RVSA Tools Consultation Group Meeting #3, 3 July 2019

Combined Consultation Group Meeting – 20 November 2019

  • Agenda PDF: 68 KB
  • Information Paper CG1 - Review of Administrator’s Circulars PDF: 6133 KB
  • Position Paper TA7P – Certification of cab-chassis vehicles PDF: 872 KB
  • Position Paper TA8P – Test, evaluation and pre-release vehicles PDF: 401 KB
  • Position Paper TL4P - Model Report Format and AVV verification PDF: 6328 KB
  • Position Paper TLSEVS - SEVs Requirements PDF: 435 KB
  • Presentation – RVSA Implementation Program Status Update PDF: 1535 KB