RVS legislation guides and resources

To support the safety, environmental and anti-theft performance of all road vehicles being provided to the Australian market for the first time, the new Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation is replacing the existing Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

Please keep checking this page as we will be adding more information as soon as it becomes available.

Please visit the Road Vehicle Standards legislation implementation page for more information.

Resources available:

Testing facilities resources

These resources provide further information for applicants to apply for a testing facility approval.

For more information please visit the Testing facilities page.

Specialist and enthusiast vehicles

  • Interim arrangements - Guidance for importing a road vehicle that is at least 25 years old into Australia PDF: 7360 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Interim arrangements - Guidance relating to specialist and enthusiast vehicles PDF: 2949 KB ReadSpeaker

The Roads Vehicle Standards legislation

The Road Vehicle Standards package of legislation includes:

Cost Recovery Implementation Statement

The Cost Recovery Implementation Statement provides information on how the department undertakes cost recovery arrangements for administrative and regulatory activities under the Road Vehicle Standards legislation.

  • Cost Recovery Implementation Statement - Road Vehicle Standards 2020-21 PDF: 1170 KB ReadSpeaker


Last Updated: 6 May, 2020