Approval to Place a Used Import Plate - Australian Government


You will need this approval if you operate a Registered Automotive Workshop and you intend to import used vehicles.

Used vehicles that are imported into Australia require an approved import plate to be certified for use within Australia.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • be registered as an automotive workshop
  • comply with the import plate guidelines.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Surface Transport Policy

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Surface Transport Policy

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 075 001
Phone: 02 6274 7111