2013 Public Consultation on the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and Regulations

In May-June 2013, the then Department of Infrastructure and Transport undertook a public consultation process on the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (the Act) and its Regulations to consider its currency and whether it remains effective and efficient.

A consultation paper was prepared to provide background to the Act and some guiding questions to facilitate consideration of the Act by interested parties

Submissions were invited from interested organisations or individuals. Respondents were asked to provide general comment on the objectives, relevancy, effectiveness and impacts of the Act or frame their response in terms of any or all of the questions contained in the consultation paper.

Submissions closed on Friday 21 June 2013 and, excluding any confidential submissions, all submissions received are included at the 2013 Submissions page.

The consultation paper was supported by a short series of open workshops in Sydney (24 May), Melbourne (3 June), Perth (4 June) and Brisbane (12 June) to further discuss views from interested parties. These workshops were led by consultant Mr Stephen Payne, who brought wide-ranging knowledge of the motor vehicle industry and experience in conducting major government reviews.

A public consultation report at the below link was prepared—summarising the views received in the 2013 consultation process on the currency and operation of the Act.


Last Updated: 10 February, 2016