RVSA Guidance Material Consultation

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities will be undertaking detailed consultation with stakeholders on a range of guidance material that will be developed to support the implementation of the Road Vehicle Standards legislation. Further information, including relevant documents, will be posted on this website as they become available.

Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement

An updated draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) has been released for public consultation. This follows an earlier CRIS consultation process that closed on 16 February 2018. Stakeholder feedback from that process was taken into account during the development of the revised draft CRIS. Submissions on the draft CRIS are invited before COB Friday 7 February 2020. Feedback should be sent via email to RVSAimplementation@infrastructure.gov.au.

  • Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement PDF: 864 KB ReadSpeaker

Vehicle Standards Bulletin 1 (VSB 1)

After considering the feedback provided from the VSB 1 Focus Group and other sources, the Department has produced a draft VSB 1 Revision 6. VSB 1 Revision 6 is intended to provide an easy to read source of Australian Design Rules (ADRs) requirements for small trailers. Revision 6 also includes the requirements for updated ADRs and is designed to be used under the new Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 framework. The draft Revision 6 document can be found below and we are now seeking final feedback on it to ensure that all concerns from regulatory and industry stakeholders have been addressed. Please look at the draft Revision 6 and fill in the feedback form, answering the questions provided and giving any general feedback you have.

Feed back is due by COB Friday, 11 October 2019, please send your completed form to RVSAimplementation@infrastructure.gov.au.

A VSB 1 Focus Group meeting was held on 14 March 2019 in Melbourne. Approximately 50 industry and regulatory stakeholders were invited to attend, with 25 of these attending the meeting. Documents related to this meeting, including minutes of the meeting, are available below.


During the course of its RVSA consultation program, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development has given a number of presentations to stakeholders. These presentations are being made available on this website to facilitate a broader understanding of specific aspects of the Road Vehicle Standards legislation.

  • Road Vehicle Standards legislation – Light trailers PDF: 1005 KB ReadSpeaker

Slide 33 of this presentation sets out when the Road Vehicle Standards legislation starts. Please note that the Government has passed legislation that delays the commencement of the Road Vehicle Standards legislation - for further details see www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles. In addition, slide 33 of this presentation notes that during the transitional period all imported trailers must comply with the RVS legislation and that VSB1 version 5 will operate for domestic manufacturers. Transitional arrangements will be put in place that will ensure consistent treatment of domestic and imported light trailers during the 12 month transitional period. Please also note that slide 3 refers to the two different kinds of approvals that may be granted in relation to a light trailer. A person who holds a type approval or concessional RAV entry approval in relation to a light trailer is permitted to import the light trailer.

  • Road Vehicle Standards legislation – Concessional RAV entry pathway PDF: 942 KB ReadSpeaker