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Changes to Gas License Requirements

Changes to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 may affect you.

Please refer to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities website for further information.


New Road Vehicle Standards Legislation

On Thursday 1 July 2021, the Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) replaces the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA).

The operational aspects of the RVSA are contained in the Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019 (the Rules). The RVSA, the Rules and other related legislation are collectively 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). The RAV is an online database of vehicles that meet the requirements of the RVS legislation and are approved for provision to the Australian market.

From 1 July 2021, all new applications must be submitted through the Road Vehicle Regulator (ROVER) online IT service. It manages the RVS legislation application and approval process. Applications after 30 June 2021 will not be accepted through the RAWS system.

Transitional arrangements

No new applications for MVSA RAW approvals will be accepted from 1 July 2021. However, applications submitted before 1 July 2021 will still be assessed and decided under the MVSA.

However, specialist and enthusiast vehicles modified under RAWS can continue to be imported if they are on the MVSA Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles until 30 April 2022, or Interim SEVS List up until 30 December 2021.

You will need to create an account in ROVER so that your identity can be verified and you can submit applications. More information including how to create an account in ROVER can be found on our ROVER resources webpage.

Please note that ROVER will be unavailable from 25 June 2021 until go live on Thursday 1 July 2021 for upgrading.

More information about the transitional arrangements is available at https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/rvs/transitional-arrangements.aspx

More information about operating as a RAW under the RVS legislation and through the transitional period is available at https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/rvs/registered-automotive-workshops/index.aspx

For further information you can:


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Data Last Updated: 05-Aug-2021 19:03:03
Email raws.info@infrastructure.gov.au