8 New Models Eligible for Import to Australia

Latest SEVS update

The latest list of approved models under transitional SEVS arrangements is now available.

View the latest approved models list here

The latest 8 models added to the list are included below.

More models will be added and the list updated as time goes on – there are HUNDREDS more models still to come including many hybrid / electric options, kei cars, and rare vehicles.


09 / 1998 – 08 / 2000 Subaru WRX STi, Type RA and Limited

09 / 2019 to current Toyota Corolla Touring Wagon (ZEWE211W) 1.8L and 2.0L Hybrid

11 / 2017 to current Toyota VITZ (GRMN) NSP131

02 / 2014 – 04 / 2016 Subaru Levorg STi 2.0L turbo

07 / 2016 – 11 / 2017 Mercedes Benz 213 Series E400 4Matic 3.5L turbo with AWD

02 / 2012 – 09 / 2014 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.0L turbo

08 / 2006 – 10 / 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR and RS (CT9A)

01 / 2005 – 12 / 2005 Subaru Impreza STi S203 2.0L twin turbo

Interim Arrangements SEVS List 11 Sept 2020

Latest SEVS models to 11 Sept 2020 1

Latest SEVS models to 11 Sept 2020 2

These are models NEVER BEFORE eligible for import to Australia and include hybrid / electric vehicles as well as significantly different versions of locally sold models.

NOTE:  Inclusion in this list is just the first step to importing one of these vehicles – a compliance package must then be approved and a ‘sample’ vehicle imported before mainstream import becomes possible.

This process typically takes another 3 to 6 months after the initial model approval and needs to be managed by an approved compliance workshop.

If you don’t want to wait and are keen to import the first vehicle as part of the compliance approval process, we can put you in touch with a compliance workshop to assist you – in some cases you may get FREE or discounted compliance.

Models approved under the transitional SEVS arrangements are designated ‘DSEV—’, short for ‘discretionary approval, specialist & enthusiast vehicle’.

This is to allow easy identification of vehicles eligible under the interim arrangements compared to those eligible under the Motor Vehicle Standards legislation.

These approvals have a 3 year expiry date, after which a new application will need to be made and approved. The set expiry date is designed to keep the approved models list current and relevant.

View the latest updates directly on the Govt. website

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