Public Consultation—the Future of Federal Interstate Registration Scheme

Consultation paper

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The purpose of this paper is to communicate the Department's plans for the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS), present key findings from recent evaluation work, and provide detail on agreed measures regarding future heavy vehicle registration arrangements. The Australian Government is now seeking views from industry on how a closure of FIRS would impact their business. This feedback will then be used to and inform the Government’s approach toward the future of the Scheme.

The Department will be accepting submissions until close of business 27 October 2017. Submissions can be made electronically to or in writing to

FIRS Closure
Road Safety and Productivity Branch
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594

You may also lodge a verbal submission through the FIRS phone line on 1800 026 170 during business hours (or leave a message with contact details).

Privacy notice

Your submission, including any personal information supplied, is being collected by the Department for the purpose of gathering stakeholder feedback, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

Your personal information will be stored securely by the Department. It may be used by the Department to make further contact with you about the consultation process. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

Submissions, in part or full, including the name of the author may be published on the Department's website or in the Government's response, unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions (including author name) will not be published. Private addresses and contact details will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.

Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish to make a confidential submission, you should indicate this by ensuring your submission is marked confidential.

Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister;
  • where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia; or
  • where required by law.

Please direct any queries during these consultations to