Every vehicle new to Australia must meet minimum safety standards that maintain the safest possible environment for all road users and our community.
Publications in the Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) series provide information on the design, manufacture, sale, modification, maintenance, import and repair of road vehicles.
The Australian Design Rules set standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions for new road vehicles, whether manufactured in Australia or imported as new or second hand vehicles.
These circulars provide guidance and information on the administrative arrangements covering the policy and procedures supporting the vehicle certification process.
These pages explain what types of complaints the Department considers in relation to vehicles.
The Australian Government has announced the reform of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989. The reforms will deliver modernised legislation to increase community and environmental safety, provide greater choice for consumers, and remove unnecessary red tape on businesses.
This page provides information about eligibility of motor vehicles for entry onto the Register. You can also download an application form from here.
This Scheme was designed to provide uniform charges and operating conditions for heavy vehicles engaged solely in interstate operations.