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Thinking of Building or Importing Motorcycles?


New Motorcycles must be certified under New Low Volume or Full Volume requirements.

Used Motorcycles must be certified and complianced under the RAWS/SEVS scheme.

Low Volume is less than 100 vehicles per year. Full Volume is more than 100 vehicles per year


Specific details of the requirements are as follows:-

Registration of Licensee, Design and Production facilities.

Application for Import Approval for evaluation vehicle.

To get the sample model/s into Australia, an Import Approval must be applied for. An accompanying letter to the pro-forma application must be sent detailing that the vehicle will be used for Engineering evaluation and testing for the purposes of obtaining a Compliance Plate Approval. You must also attach photographs/specifications and/or web site details so that the government can verify the model specification. A fee of $50.00 must accompany the pro-forma application.


The test samples must NOT be shipped until the Import Approval has been granted. The Import Approval must be given to a customs agent to arrange clearance.


Before formal testing is commenced it is recommended that Protech perform an initial evaluation of the model to determine if there are any physical barriers to the certification ie-dimensional limits in relation to lighting or equipment fitted. As part of this evaluation, we highlight any potential non-compliances and their possible solution together with an estimate of the cost for the solution. This will allow you to determine of the model would remain financially viable.


Provided the initial evaluation is satisfactory, full testing then commences


Upon successful completion of the testing, the ADR submission is then compiled and submitted electronically.

Single Uniform Type Inspection (SUTI).

A production ready sample must be presented for inspection by the Government. This inspection would normally take place at our premises and takes 1/2 day. The inspection verifies the evidence submitted and basically does the type of inspection we performed at the start of the evaluation.


Once any SUTI issues are resolved and all the documentation is cleared, DIRDC issue the Compliance Plate Approval. Import of volume may then commence. Volume units also require an Import Approval from the Federal Government and must be obtained before the units are shipped.


DIRDC have a 34 day approval timing from receipt of the last correct piece of evidence. An example of the expected timing would be as follows:-

The approximate project time from the landing of a sample vehicle to approval would be approximately 24 weeks. This assumes that all tests pass first time and that little or no development time is required.