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From 1st of July 2021 the Commonwealth Government is replacing the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 with the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 and the Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019.

The key change for the general public is, from 1 July 2021, evidence of a new vehicle’s compliance with the standards for registration will no longer be sourced solely from a vehicle Identification/Compliance Plate.  Over the 24-month period till 30 June 2023, identification/compliance plates will be phased out for all new vehicles.  The information that is currently displayed on a vehicles identification plates such as make, model, build date, seating capacity and vehicle ratings will be displayed on a new national website called the Register of Approved Vehicles.  The Register of Approved Vehicles was publicly available from 1 July 2021 and searchable by the Vehicle Identification Number.

To see how these change affect industry please visit: Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation implementation (