Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme - 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.

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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

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

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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