MTAA and the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
MTAA works with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (the Department) to ensure automotive standards do not negatively impact on MTAA members, the automotive industry as a whole and automotive vehicle users. For example, MTAA was active in the Commonwealth Government’s decision not to relax regulations associated with the paralleled importing of motor vehicles.
The Department regulates the following activities that are relevant to the automotive industry:
- How to import vehicles into Australia?: Including what vehicles are eligible to be imported into Australia and how to become a Registered Automotive Workshop (RAW) to import vehicles into Australia. (https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/)
- Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) provides information on the design, manufacture, sale, modification, maintenance, import and repair of road vehicles for industry and other clients. (https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/index.aspx)
- Australian Design Rules (ADRs) are national standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions. (https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/motor/design/index.aspx)
- Vehicle Certification: (https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/motor/standards/certification/index.aspx)
- Vehicle Recalls: Information for consumers, manufacturers and suppliers in relation to the Department’s involvement in road vehicle recalls is accessed by using the following link: https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/recalls/index.aspx. To find out if a vehicle is subject to a recall please click on the following link that takes you to Product Safety Australia: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls?source=recalls
- Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS) allows particular specialist and enthusiast vehicles to have certain registration privileges. (https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/motor/sevs/index.aspx
- Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS) provides uniform charges and operating conditions for heavy vehicles engaged solely in the interstate carriage of passengers or goods, in trade or commerce, or for any purpose that is incidental to the carriage of that kind. https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/motor/firs/index.aspx
For more information on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, please follow the links provided above or access their website directly.