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How long does it take for my Vehicle Type Approval take to be granted?

The Federal Department must decide on your application for approval of a road vehicle within 60 business days after receiving the application. This is a legislated requirement under section 21 of the Rules. The Federal Department will aim to notify the applicant within the 60 business days. However, if a request for further information or an inspection of premises or vehicles is needed, the time to make a decision may take longer.

The Department is aiming to do better than the legislated timeframes and expects the processing time to improve as both applicants and assessors increase their familiarity with the new systems. The timeframe for processing approvals will depend on the quality of the applications submitted. Applicants are encouraged to plan early and ensure that applications are complete prior to submission.