Importing Road Vehicles
On 1 July 2021, the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) comes into full effect and replaces the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA). A 12-month transitional period will begin for certain segments of the industry during which some MVSA approvals will continue to be in force. Within the transition year, importers of recreational vehicles will need to obtain vehicle type approvals, or concessional RAV entry approvals depending on importer’s circumstances. All applications for approvals will be managed through ROVER (Road Vehicle Regulator) which is the department’s administration system for the RVSA. Access the ROVER Portal.
Import of vehicles under MVSA (eg. bulk import of vehicles complying to VSB1) within the transition year is through Vehicle Import System (VIS) accessed from ‘Client Portal.’ More information about Transitional Arrangements can be found on the Department’s website.
For questions or assistance:
- Vehicle Imports: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ROVER Information: ROVERinfo@infrastructure.gov.au
- RVSA Information: RVSAimplementation@infrastructure.gov.au