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Requirements for Light Trailers

General Information

A new or first time registered trailers (including imported trailers), not exceeding 4500kg Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM), presented for registration in Tasmania must comply with requirements of National Code of Practice for Building Small Trailers - Vehicle Standard Bulletin (VSB) 1 - as published by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

New, imported or unregistered trailers seeking registration in Tasmania are required to undergo an inspection at an Approved Inspection Station (AIS).

To find an AIS in your area the following link provides contact and location details:

ATM: Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) is the total mass of the trailer when carrying the maximum load recommended by the trailer manufacturer.