New laws for concessional imports
New legislation will this year change which vehicles can be imported into Australia.
When the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 is introduced later this year it will drastically change what vehicles can be imported into Australia by non-mainstream importers.
A 12-month transition period will allow vehicles to be imported both under the new standards or the outgoing legislation, which dates back to 1989.
After 12 months has expired, sometime in 2019 (it depends on when the new rules come in this year), only the new regulations will apply.