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Road Vehicle Compliance Update

The second issue of the Road Vehicle Compliance Update has been released.

In Road Vehicle Compliance Update Issue 2 you will find updates on:

§  the Department’s current areas of compliance focus for new vehicle manufacturers and Registered Automotive Workshops

§  non-compliance and safety issues with small trailers

§  import requirements for mopeds

§  new guidance material for non-road vehicles

§  the compulsory recall of Takata airbags

§  asbestos in vehicles




Compliance Activities

In response to some identified compliance issues, the Department is currently focusing on a number of areas as part of its compliance monitoring activities. These include:

§  Emergency exits on buses

§  Quality management systems - design change control procedures

§  Left to right hand drive steering conversions

§  Manufacturers’ recall procedures

§  Conformity of Production performance for heavy trailer manufacturers

The Department will be focusing in detail on these aspects of compliance when conducting audits and inspections on new vehicle manufacturers.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with your obligations and requirements relating to these topics. To assist, the Department has released two new fact sheets on design change control and emergency exit requirements for double deck buses





On 28 February 2018, the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, issued a compulsory recall for all vehicles with defective Takata airbags.


The ACCC is responsible for administering the compulsory recall. A copy of the notice, and further information about the compulsory recall, is available on the Product Safety Australia website.





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Consultation commences 29 Jan 2018 until 9 Feb 2018

On 13 December 2017, the Government released an exposure draft of the Road Vehicle Standards package of legislation, proposed to replace the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989. 


The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (Infrastructure) is running information sessions in major capitals around Australia from 29 January until 9 February 2018 to brief industry and the community. The sessions are filling up and interested participants are required to register online.

Additional information on the Road Vehicles Standard Exposure Draft is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities website.

For any questions regarding submissions or information sessions please email MVSAreview@infrastructure.gov.au.






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