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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
Car Import times changing

The Times They are A Changin’

Whew, we’ve hardly had a chance to catch our breath the last 12 months. We have been so busy sourcing cars it has simply left no time for Blogging or FB. Time then perhaps for a quick catch up in between the avalanche of auction inspections, bidding, emails, phone calls and SMS ! Here are our quick thoughts on the last year and what we expect in the next year… The global pandemic triggered...


June 2, 2021 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Hybrid electric, Import Regulations
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
New SEVS Approved Vehicle List

New SEVS Approved Vehicle List

The latest list of vehicle models approved for import to Australia under transitional SEVS arrangements is shown below. You can also check the Aust Govt. website directly for the latest updates. 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...


August 21, 2020 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, General News
Royal Assent

New Import Regulations START – 10 Dec 2019

OK, the date is set. The Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018 received Royal Assent on 10 Dec 2018. There is now a 12 month transition period to allow businesses to adjust and new management structures to be put in place. This Bill forms the skeleton of the new laws. The important detail on actual operation will be in the Regulations which have not yet been released. We will update again once this hap...


December 11, 2018 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
AIMVIA new car import

Heightened media interest in AIMVIA this week

Following is the latest update from the Australian Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (AIMVIA). Over the past week there has been significant media interest in AIMVIA, with print and online content backed up by radio interviews in Sydney. The tone of the initial articles suggested concern by FCAI members over proposals by the Turnbull Government to relax the regulations surrounding the p...


May 2, 2016 / Import Regulations
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