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This is a Determination providing details of the used imported vehicle report (also known as the Vehicle Inspection Certificate) to be used under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: For transitional provisions relating to the repeal of this determination, see Schedule 3 of the Road Vehicle Standards (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018.
Registered 29 Jun 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Aug-2006
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2006



I, JAMES ERIC LLOYD, Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, make this Determination under subsection 13D (2) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

Dated:   19 June 2006






1          Name of Determination                                                                                           2

2          Commencement                                                                                                    2

3          Revocation of the Motor Vehicle Standards (Used Imported Vehicle Report) Determination 2002 (2).       2

4          Definitions                                                                                                             2

5          Vehicle inspection certificate                                                                                  3

Schedule 1           Vehicle inspection certificate                                                             4

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Motor Vehicle Standards (Used Imported Vehicle Report) Determination 2006 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

3                            Revocation of the Motor Vehicle Standards (Used Imported Vehicle Report) Determination 2002 (2).

Motor Vehicle Standards (Used Imported Vehicle Report) Determination 2002 (2) is revoked.

   Note:  The Motor Vehicle Standards (Used Import Vehicle Report) Determination 2002 (2) was made by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services on 12 December 2002 and notified in the Gazette on 18 December 2002.

4              Definitions

         (1)   In this Determination:

Act means the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

ADR means the Australian Design Rules.

Full bump means when the suspension is fully compressed.

Plate location means the location of the Used Import Plate as required by the Motor Vehicle Standards (Placement of Used Import Plates) Determination 2004 (No.1) made under s13B of the Act in accordance with the grid locations specified in the Vehicle Inspection Manual as approved by the Administrator of Vehicle Standards on 9 December 2002.

vehicle identification number (VIN), for a vehicle, means a number:

(a)    corresponding to the vehicle identification number of the vehicle; and

(b)    stated on a used import plate that identifies the vehicle.

VIN location means the position on the vehicle, of the Vehicle Identification Number as required by clause 5.1 of ADR 61/02 in accordance with the grid locations specified in the Vehicle Inspection Manual as approved by the Administrator of Vehicle Standards on 9 December 2002.


         (2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, a word or expression that is used in this Determination and in the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989 has the same meaning in this Determination as it has in those Regulations.

Note 1   The following terms are defined in the Act:

·      registered automotive workshop

·      used imported vehicle.


Note 2   The following terms are defined in the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989:

·      Australian Design Rules

·      make

·      model

·      RAW

·      Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles

·      RVCS participant number (defined in regulation 39)

·      vehicle category

·      vehicle inspection signatory (defined in regulation 39)


Note 1:  The following are defined terms in the ADRs

·       B Double

·       Gross Vehicle Mass

·       Gross Combination Mass

·       Ground Clearance

·       Net Engine Power (NEP)

·       Overall width

·       Road Train

·       Tare Mass

·       Wheelbase

5              Vehicle inspection certificate

                For subsection 13D (2) of the Act, a report in relation to a used imported vehicle (to be known as a Vehicle Inspection Certificate) is to be in the form, and contain the information, set out in Schedule 1.

Schedule 1        Vehicle inspection certificate

(section 5)

RAW Scheme

Vehicle Inspection







Application Reference


RAWS Participant ID No                                                                      Your Document Reference No


Replacement Form                       


  If applicable – to correct a previously                                              Replaced Form Document Reference No.

  submitted form:                                                                                                                         


Vehicle Details








Model Code


Vehicle Category


VIN location






Build Date (MM/YYYY)


Used Import Plate Location






SEVS Entry Number


RAWS Schedule No.


Import Approval No





Variant Details


Variant Name


Tare Mass


Gross Vehicle Mass


Gross Combination Mass


Seating Options





Axle Code




Max Towing Mass




Number of Doors



B-Double Capable


Road Train Capable





Engine Details








Engine Number location




Capacity (cc)


Motive Power

NEP (kW)

NEP (rpm)

Fuel Injection/ Carburettor

Strokes & cycle












Service Brakes


Brake System



Actuation Type

Power Assisted?


Nominal Diameter (mm)

Nominal Width (mm)



Diameter (mm)


Width (mm)












          Transmission                                       Forward           Forward Gears


Tyre and Rim Information



Tyre Designation

Rim Size and Profile

Rim Offset (mm)

Wheel Track (mm)












Suspension Data                                  Major Dimensions


Wheel Centre to top of wheel arch


Full bump


Total Length


Overall Width




Wheel-Base (mm)

Ground Clearance


Front (mm)









Rear (mm)










Equipment Affecting ADR Compliance


Air Conditioning

Antilock Brakes

Power Windows

Power Mirrors





Drivers Airbag

Passengers Airbag

Central locking







Axle Load Ratings


Axle No

First front axle

Second front axle

First rear axle

Second rear axle

Third rear axle

Axle Load Rating (kg) for heaviest variant
















Incoming Vehicle Inspection Report

Document Reference No


Consumer Information Notice


Document Reference No


Completed Vehicle Report


Document Reference No





ADR Number

Sample Evidence

Document Reference





Specific Evidence

Document Reference
















































































This declaration must be made before this Vehicle Inspection Certificate is transmitted to DOTARS.

(First name)




I                                                                                    (name of Vehicle Inspection Signatory)

certify that I have seen and inspected the vehicle identified in this Certificate and confirm that it has been modified in accordance with the evidence set out in this Certificate and in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Standards (Approval to Place Used Import Plates) Guidelines 2006 (No. 1).


Cross                    to indicate agreement with the above statement.