On 1 July 2021, the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) commenced in full and replaced the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA). On this date, a 24-month transitional period also began for certain segments of the industry.
The transitional period ended on 30 June 2023. After this date, importers and manufacturers of road vehicles, including motorbikes, trailers and caravans, need to hold a Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) approval before providing a vehicle to the Australian market for the first time.
All applications to import a road vehicle now need to be made through ROVER – the IT system that manages all applications and approvals under the RVS legislation.
For more information, visit the Road Vehicle Standards laws webpage.
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