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From 1 July 2021, the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) is replacing the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA).
The RVSA is supported by the Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019 (the Rules). Together, with other related legislation, they are referred to as the Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation.
Under the RVS legislation, before road vehicles can be provided to another person for road use in Australia for the first time, they must be entered on the Register of Approved Vehicles (RAV), an online database of vehicles that have met the requirements of the RVS legislation and been approved for provision to the Australian market.
The departmentís new Road Vehicle Regulator (ROVER) system integrates all applications and approvals under RVS legislation. All applications for RVS approvals must be made in ROVER. Some applications, including for testing facility, component type and authorised vehicle verifier approvals, as well as for entries on the Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles Register are already available. All other application types, including for vehicle type approvals, will be available from 1 July 2021.
Rather than registering in RVCS, you are encouraged to create an account in ROVER now so that your identity can be verified and you can submit applications. Further information on ROVER, including how to create an account can be found on our ROVER resources webpage.
More information is available in the Guide to the Opt-in arrangements and the Guide To Vehicle type approvals
For enquiries you can contact us:
∑ Visit our website: www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles
∑ Email RVSA for general information: RVSAimplementation@infrastructure.gov.au
∑ Email for ROVER assistance: ROVERinfo@infrastructure.gov.au
∑ Phone: 1800 815 272 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST, within Australia), or +61 2 6274 7444 (calling from overseas)