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Vehicle safety standards information

This page provides links to general information on the MVSA Legislation and Regulations and more. Please follow the links below for details on the topic of interest.

  • Find out what is happening in the area of Vehicle Safety Standards.

  • Vehicle standards factsheets on a range of topics.

  • A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual vehicles.

  • Information on how you can have a decision reviewed.

  • If you are not satisfied with the outcome of a departmental review of a vehicle import application, you can seek a review of the decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

  • The importation of asbestos into Australia is prohibited. An Australia-wide ban on the manufacture and use of all types of asbestos and Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) took effect on 31 December 2003.

  • The department’s annual assessments of its performance as a regulator in relation to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

  • Vehicle standards Glossary of definition, a list of terms in Vehicle Safety Standards. See more.

  • Find out how to provide feedback to the Department on Vehicle Safety Standards performance.

  • The Department works across a number of other Government departments in relation to Vehicle Safety Standards across Australia. This page will provide quick access to some of those departments.