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What is the RVSA?

The RVSA is the “Road Vehicle Standards Act” which is a federal act managed by Vehicle Safety Standards Branch of the Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.  The RVSA replaces the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.   The RVSA provides a modern regulatory framework for the Australian Government to regulate the importation of road vehicles into Australia, and the first provision of road vehicles in Australia.
Into the future, vehicles are set to become even smarter, more autonomous, and more connected to each other and to infrastructure. The RVSA will provide a flexible and responsive legislative framework for ensuring that Australia can access and make use of technological advancements while still meeting safety, security, and anti-theft standards expected by the Australian community.