New Import Regulations PASSED

New Vehicle Import Regulations Passed

The new vehicle import regulations we have all been waiting for were finally passed by the Aust. Govt. yesterday… after 5 long years.

At last, Australian consumers will have a greater choice of vehicles at lower prices including low emissions options

What happens next ?

There is a 12 month period before the new regulations will apply.

The old scheme will be phased out over the next 2 years.

Read more about the current and future import regulations


Once the new regulations are released by the Govt. we will provide a full update explaining how the import scheme will operate in the future.

Here is a quick summary of the main points:

  • 25 Year Rule will allow the import of classic and enthusiast vehicles over 25 years old

  • Models younger than 25 years and originally sold new in Aust will still be blocked for import BUT different “variants” will be allowed – e.g. hybrid, turbocharged, 4WD etc.

  • Many new hybrid, electric and kei cars will be available – any model not sold new in Aust that meets the environmental criteria

  • Change from 18 month –> 3 month gap for release to world market means that early R35 GTR’s will be eligible for import

  • Rare LHD vehicles won’t require conversion

  • New inspection system should ensure higher quality standards

Read more…

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