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Guide to vehicle type approvals for low ATM trailers (4.5 tonnes ATM or less)

This guide explains how trailer manufacturers or importers providing more than 4 trailers in a 12-month period can apply for a vehicle type approval for a low ATM* trailer (4.5 tonnes ATM or less).

It also tells you how to apply for a concessional RAV entry approval to manufacture or import up to 4 low ATM trailers in a 12-month period.

Also included are details of:

  • who can apply
  • the required information and supporting documentation
  • how to comply with the applicable national road standards, and
  • application fees.

The decision making process and an approval holder’s responsibilities are also described.

The guide also outlines the transitional period arrangements (from 1 July 2021 to 31 May 2023) for low ATM trailer approvals to transition from the MVSA to the RVS laws.

*Aggregate trailer mass

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  • Guide to vehicle type approvals for low ATM trailers PDF: 1171 KB

Updated April 2022