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Transition to Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018—Guidance Materials

To prepare for the commencement of the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA), the department has developed a helpful resource to ensure an effective transition from the Motor Vehicles Standards Act 1989 (MVSA).

Under MVSA, policy information and guidance is conveyed to external stakeholders through MVSA Administrator's Circulars, Vehicle Standards Bulletins (VSBs) and web page content.

Under the RVSA, Administrator's Circulars, with the exception of Australian Design Rule (ADR) Specific Circulars, will be replaced by RVSA guidance material.

The transition from MVSA to RVSA guidance material takes a phased approach, to coincide with when each provision commences.

The Transition to Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 Guidance Materials outlines the link between current MVSA items and their proposed replacement guidance material and when the MVSA material will be archived.

This and other resources can be accessed from the RVS legislation guides and resources page.