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Introduction

This web site enables members of the general public to search for Registered Automotive Workshops (RAWs) actively participating in the Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme (RAWS) and for vehicles that have been fitted with a "used import plate". RAWS legislation requires us to make this information available to the general public.

The site will be unavailable between 12 midnight and 1:30 AM (Eastern Australian time) for general maintenance.

RAWS participants should regularly check their details on this site to ensure that information relating to them is correct.

How do I find a RAW?

The RAW Company Search will only display active RAW participants. An active RAW participant is one who has been approved as a RAW and who is allowed to make applications to import and plate vehicles.

You can search for a RAW by filling in criteria on the Company Search page, then clicking on Search. The system will display active RAW participants who match all of the search criteria you enter.

The search results are displayed in a table below the search criteria. The following information is displayed for each RAW:

  • PIN - displays the RAW's Participant ID Number (PIN). Each RAWS participant has a PIN allocated to them for identification purposes when they register with the Scheme. You can click on a PIN to view more information about the participant.
  • Company Name - displays the RAW's registered company name.
  • Trading Name - displays any other name the RAW may be trading under. Not all RAWs have trading names.
  • ABN - displays the RAW's Australian Business Number (ABN). Where the RAW is an overseas company no ABN will be shown.
  • City/Suburb, State, Country - displays brief address information for each RAW.

How can I view more information about a RAW?

Once you have searched for a RAW, you can click on their PIN to view their RAW Details. This screen is generated automatically and displays the most recent information recorded about the RAW.

The RAW's company details are displayed, as well as their mailing address and contact details for a nominated company representative. If the RAW is an overseas company, their Australian Sponsors details will also be shown.

The following information is displayed for the RAW:

  • PIN - displays the RAW's Participant ID Number (PIN).
  • ABN - displays the RAW's Australian Business Number (ABN). Where the RAW is an overseas company no ABN will be shown.
  • Company Name - displays the RAW's registered company name.
  • Trading Name - displays any other name the RAW may be trading under. Not all RAWs have trading names.
  • Address - displays the RAW's mailing address.
  • Company Representative Details - displays contact details for the RAW's company representative.
  • Australian Sponsor Details - if the RAW is an overseas company, contact details for their Australian Sponsor will be displayed here. If this section is not present, the RAW does not have an Australian Sponsor.

How do I view a RAW's schedule?

Before you can view a RAW's schedule, you need to locate them and view their information. The RAW's RAW Details page will have a "Schedule" link; click on this to view the RAW's schedule.

The following information is displayed for each type of vehicle make/model on the schedule:

  • Schedule No. - displays the schedule number assigned to the vehicle by RAWS.
  • Make - displays the vehicle's make.
  • Model Name - displays the vehicle's model name.
  • Model Code - displays the vehicle's model code.
  • Category - displays the vehicle's category.
  • SEVS Entry No. - displays the SEVS Entry Number assigned to this vehicle.

How do I find a vehicle?

You can use the Vehicle Search page to find vehicles that have been imported and plated under the RAW Scheme. (Vehicles that have been imported but not plated will not be found.) You can use the VIN search field to search for a vehicle's current VIN or its original VIN or chassis number.

The search results are displayed in a table below the search criteria. The following information is displayed for each vehicle:

  • PIN - displays the PIN of the company that imported the vehicle. You can click on the company name to view more information about it.
  • Company Name - displays the name of the company that imported the vehicle. You can click on the company name to view more information about it.
  • VIN - displays the 17-character VIN for the vehicle. Click on the vehicle's VIN to view more information about it.
  • Original VIN - displays the vehicle's original VIN or chassis number. This may be different from its current VIN.
  • Make - displays the vehicle's make.
  • Model Name - displays the vehicle's model name.
  • Model Code - displays the vehicle's model code.
  • Build Date - displays the vehicle's build date.
  • Category - displays the vehicle's category.
  • Plate Approval Number - displays the vehicle's Plate Approval Number.
  • Plate Approval Date - displays the date that plate approval was granted for the vehicle.

How do I view details about a particular vehicle?

Once you have located a vehicle, you can view more information by clicking on its VIN in the Search Results. This will take you to the Approved Vehicle Details page.

The Approved Vehicle Details page displays the following information about the vehicle:

  • VIN - displays the 17-character VIN for the vehicle.
  • Original VIN - displays the vehicle's original VIN or chassis number. This may be different from its current VIN.
  • Make - displays the vehicle's make.
  • Model Name - displays the vehicle's model name.
  • Model Code - displays the vehicle's model code.
  • Category - displays the vehicle's category.
  • Build Date - displays the vehicle's build date.

Below this information is a set of links that allows you to view specific vehicle information, such as engine details and vehicle dimensions. Click on any of these links to view the associated details.


Data Last Updated: 22-Oct-2014 19:03:36
Email raws.info@infrastructure.gov.au