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Vehicle standards consultation

To ensure the vehicle standards are kept up to date, the Department of Transport and Main Roads regularly reviews the policies, procedures and legislation that govern the vehicle standards, including the technical requirements for vehicle inspections and modifications, and may make changes if needed.

When considering most changes, the department will seek comments and feedback from industry and the general public. During this process, information will be posted on this page along with instructions on how you can provide your input.

Please Note: Not all changes will be subject to a consultation period by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. For changes to nationally consistent policies, procedures or legislation, consultation may be carried out by the national organisation, for example the National Transport Commission, who is making the change. Where possible, the department will include information on this page about national consultation processes.

If you wish to be notified when new matters are open for consultation, please send your details by email to  for inclusion on our contact list.

Matters currently open for consultation

Review of Vehicle Standards Bulletin 5: Manufacture and Installation of Seats

Transport for New South Wales, on behalf of the Australian Motor Vehicle Certification Board, is currently reviewing Vehicle Standards Bulletin 5: Manufacture and Installation of Seats and is seeking comments from stakeholders who have interest of expertise in this area.

Further information about this process, including about how to make a submission, can be found in the Outline and Information document below.

2014 Review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (Cwlth) - National Review Process

The Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has commenced a review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (Cwlth).

For further information about the review, including when public consultations are being sought, please visit the Federal Department's website at

Previous consultation processes

Australian Vehicle Standards Rules – 8th Amendment Package - National Consultation Process

This consultation process closed on 21 February 2014. For further information, including to view any comments or responses, please visit the National Transport Commission website.

Last updated
24 August 2017