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Using ROVER to check import eligibility and compliance

The new SEVS import scheme started in June 2021 and is managed by the ROVER system. To be eligible for import under SEVS a vehicle model: – Must not have been sold new in Australia (in the same configuration) – AND meet one of six import criteria. Before you can import a vehicle the model must be approved for import AND compliance must be available. Check the approved vehicle import ...


March 3, 2022 / Import Regulations
Last chance for old SEVS models

Last Orders for OLD SEVS Models

Changes to the import regulations for Australia have been dragging on for so long (over 6 years) that some people may not realise that many popular older models will soon become impossible to import. A whole range of models will be blocked from 1 April 2022, including petrol / diesel people movers like the Nissan Elgrand, Toyota Estima, Mitsubishi Delica, Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire. Petrol...


September 1, 2021 / General News, Import Regulations, People Movers
Last Chance SEVS

Last Chance for Old SEVS models

The old SEVS WILL END in the next 12 months. This has been coming for awhile, so what does it actually mean ? Let’s start with what we know. Many popular import models from the last 20 years will no longer be possible to import. The last import approvals will be issued for old SEVS models on 31 March 2022 and the compliance plate must be fitted to the car by 30 June 2022. Petrol and diesel ONLY ...


May 25, 2021 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric, Import Regulations
SEVS transition guidelines

SEVS Transition Guidelines provided for 2019 to 2021

Guidelines are now available setting out how SEVS will work (for the import of vehicles NEWER than 25 years) while we transition from the old (MVSA) to the new (RVS) vehicle import regulations. Transition period 10 Dec 2019 –> 1 July 2021. Main points: – creation of separate online registers for vehicles approved (and denied) under the new RVS criteria – how to apply for a mod...


December 7, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
25 Year Rule guidelines

Import Approval – How to Apply for 25 Year Old Vehicles

2021 UPDATE – From 1 July 2021 import approvals under the 25 Year Rule are handled by the new ROVER system. In December 2019 the Aust Govt. provided a 25 Year Rule Vehicle Import – Guidance (PDF) setting out how the new 25 Year Rule would operate under interim arrangements, the type of vehicles that can be imported under this option, and how to apply for an Import Approval. The new ...


December 4, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
Good News new import regulation

Import Regulations 2019 RELEASED

So, the new import regulations 2019 were finally released with some major improvements bound to put a grin on enthusiasts’ faces. YES – We have secure indoor storage available now for anyone wanting to get a jump on the market prior to 10 December 2019, which is only 10 months away and will be on us before we know it. Bear in mind that some classics may take months to source so it̵...


February 27, 2019 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations

2019 Vehicle Import Regulation Changes – Draft Legislation Announced

Import Regulation Changes will be delayed at least a further 6 months to around mid-2019 according to today’s Media Release from Minister Paul Fletcher: Stakeholder consultation period ending 28 Feb 2018 New legislation then to be passed through both houses of Parliament Reforms to commence 12 months AFTER the passage of legislation as the Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) The change...


December 13, 2017 / General News, Import Regulations
Wheel clamped 600px Import of New Cars to Australia

Large Car Manufacturers try to stop Direct Import of New Cars to Australia

Proposed Govt. changes to the vehicle import regulations in 2018 would lead to increased competition in the Australian Car market by allowing the direct import of new cars by individuals. The Australian car industry is protected by restrictive import regulations (and taxes) which means all Australians pay much more for cars than they should, in some cases more than double. Not surprisingly, inste...


February 24, 2017 / General News, Import Regulations
Import R35 GTR to Australia

When will it be possible to Import R35 GTR to Australia ?

2021 UPDATE – Sorry, we are no longer taking orders for the R35 GTR as the prices are now too high in Japan for viable import. Sept 2017 Update – 2007 to Feb 2009 R35 GTR eligible for import under SEVS 2019 How to import R35 GTR for road use is perhaps the most common question we receive on a daily basis. OK, let’s start with the current SEVS (Specialist and Enthusiast Scheme) i...


February 15, 2016 / General News, GTR, Import Regulations
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