RVS transition period extended

The Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) transitional period has been extended by 12 months until 30 June 2023, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has advised.

The extension supports segments of the industry that have that have been affected by the COVID pandemic and global supply chain issues, which have in turn made it challenging for them to transition to the new regulatory framework in time.

Any previous transitional period deadlines that occurred before 30 June 2022 have also been extended by 12 months. however it is important to note that this does not include any deadlines that had already expired, for example, opt-ins.

Click here to read the updated timings by industry sector.

The extension will also facilitate an uninterrupted supply of vehicles to the market by allowing the provision of vehicles approved under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that would otherwise not be able to be provided to the market past 30 June 2022.

The Department says it is important that businesses continue to make arrangements to transition to the RVS legislation so that they are able to continue providing vehicles after 1 July 2023.

“We will continue to work with you to ensure the transition to the new regulatory framework is as smooth as possible,” the advice says.

“If you have already transitioned to the RVS legislation you can continue providing road vehicles using a”pprovals granted to you under the new legislation.

We are in the process of updating relevant pages on the department’s website and this will be completed shortly.”

If you have questions about the extension of the transitional period, please complete the Department’s online enquiry form.

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