Specialist & Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS)
The intent is to make motor vehicles available in Australia which cater for specialist and enthusiast interests. The requirements, set out in Regulation 24 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989, apply to both new and used motor vehicles but do not apply to trailers (T Group), full volume new vehicles of all categories or full volume used two-wheeled and three-wheeled vehicles (L Group).
Regulation 24 made under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 describes the requirements regarding the eligibility of motor vehicles for entry on the Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles (the Register) as set out in Regulation 22.
An application for a decision on eligibility must be made on the approved form and if successful the vehicle model will be added to the Register. The Administrator may also make a decision without an application having been made.
The department currently does not have a client service target for assessing the application however, generally a decision is made within 30 working days. Please note if the necessary supporting documentation is not initially provided it may take longer to reach a decision.