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Administrator's Circulars

Circular 0-4-6 titled Certification of Vehicles which have undergone a Second-Stage-of-Manufacture has been has been amended to formalise current business practice for Approvals issued to GVM upgrade suspension manufacturers.

Circulars 0-2-13, Certification of New Low Production Passenger Cars (MA Category) has been amended to formalise current business practice for Approvals issued to boutique manufacturers under the LPPC scheme. The Circular grants exemptions from compliance to Pole side impact ADR 85; Esc and AEB requirements. The amended Circular also includes requirements for compliance to  new ADRs that have been gazetted since the last issue.

Compliance Obligations under the MVSA 1989

The Department has released two more new factsheets aimed at informing approval holders of their obligations in the design control process PDF: 338 KB ReadSpeaker and the requirement of fitting emergency exits to double decker buses PDF: 195 KB ReadSpeaker.

The factsheets outline the compliance obligations in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (the Act) by encouraging voluntary compliance, undertaking informed risk-based activities and applying proportionate enforcement responses when non-compliance is detected.

If you have any questions about this fact sheet, please contact the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch by emailing heavyvehicles@infrastructure.gov.au.

Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) has been released

The Australian Government released a draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) DOCX: 213 KB PDF: 1054 KB ReadSpeaker outlining how it proposes to recover the costs of administering the proposed Road Vehicle Standards Act and related legislation for the information and consideration of all stakeholders.

The draft CRIS outlines two cost recovery charging arrangements and proposed charges for stakeholders to consider and provide feedback on. Submissions from stakeholders are due close of business 16 February 2018 and will need to be submitted via email to MVSAreview@infrastructure.gov.au. Consultation on the draft CRIS will commence from Monday, 5 February in conjunction with the Road Vehicle Standards package of legislation, which provides the context for the charges being proposed in the draft CRIS.

Interested stakeholders who attended consultation sessions for the Road Vehicle Standards package of legislation from 29 to 31 January are invited to access the draft online.

The outcomes of this consultation process will inform the government's final decision on the fees and charges to apply under the proposed Road Vehicle Standards Act. The final fees and charges will be set out in subsidiary legislation, which cannot be made until after Parliament has passed the bills. Stakeholders should note that fees and charges will not change before 2019.

For questions regarding CRIS Submissions or the consultation, please email MVSAreview@infrastructure.gov.au.

Conditions of importing Mopeds into Australia

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (the department) has developed two new fact sheets to assist members of the public and industry to navigate their way through the required conditions of importing mopeds PDF: 215 KB ReadSpeaker and the certification and supply of vehicles to the Australian Market PDF: 140 KB ReadSpeaker.

Please contact the Vehicle Safety Standard Branch in the department on 1800 815 272 or vimports@infrastructure.gov.au if you have any further questions.


Last Updated: 8 June, 2018