Motor vehicles, trailers & bicycles

This section provides information about vehicle safety standards, importing a motor vehicle, vehicle design rules and certification. Also links to the Australian Bicycle Council home page.

  • This Scheme provides uniform charges and operating conditions for heavy vehicles engaged solely in interstate operations. For detailed information please follow this link.

  • This page provides information about eligibility of motor vehicles for entry onto the Register. You can also download an application form from here.

  • The Australian Design Rules are standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions for new road vehicles, whether manufactured in Australia or imported as new or second hand vehicles.

  • For all information regarding the importation of motor vehicles to Australia.

  • The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has commenced a public consultation process on the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA) to consider its currency and whether it remains effective and efficient.

  • This link provides detailed information on Australian standards from importing a vehicle to the road vehicle certification scheme.

  • These circulars provide guidance and information on the administrative arrangements covering the policy and procedures supporting the vehicle certification process.

  • The Australia Bicycle Council is the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of the National Cycling Strategy 2011–2016 sanctioned by Australian transport ministers as part of the Australian Transport Council. The Strategy sets a target to double the number of people cycling by 2016, using the Cycling Participation Survey 2011 as a benchmark.

  • This website provides guidelines produced by Austroads and the Australian Bicycle Council that relate to cycling infrastructure, safety and data.


Last Updated: 24 June, 2016