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The information on this page is historic as it relates to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA) which has been replaced with the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA). For information on the RVSA, visit the Road Vehicle Standards laws webpage.

The Department is responsible for the administration of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and its Regulations and Determinations.

The following Legislative Instruments apply to the Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme (RAWS):

The Australian Design Rules (ADRs) are national standards determined under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act and are available on CD-ROM.

They can be obtained by emailing standards@infrastructure.gov.au, telephoning 02 6274 7684.

The following is the Legislation and Regulations that apply to used imported vehicles:


Last Updated: 3 November, 2021