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Registered Automotive Workshop Approval - Australian Government


The Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme (RAWS) allows for the importation and supply of used specialist or enthusiast vehicles to the market in Australia. Under this scheme only a RAW can import a used vehicle into Australia.

A RAW is an accredited workshop that is especially licensed to fit Used Import Plates to complied imported used vehicles. A RAW must comply with all Federal, State and Territory and Local Laws. RAWS arrangements do not apply for vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1989 or vehicles that are to be imported under the Personal Import Scheme.

For these vehicles please refer to Vehicle Safety Standards Bulletin 10 (VSB10) Importing Vehicles into Australia.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applications can only be made in the name of a registered company. In order to become a RAW:

  • your company must be certified to ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems
  • your ISO certification must be endorsed as meeting the requirements of procedure 24
  • you must have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • a criminal history check is required for all key personnel in the workshop.





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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Contact details

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