Vehicle Certification and Approval for the Placement of Identification Plates - Australian Government


Vehicle certification is required for all vehicles or vehicle components manufactured in or imported into Australia. You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to manufacture or import new vehicles or vehicle components.

The approval certifies that vehicles and vehicle components manufactured in or imported into Australia meet the national standards covering safety and emission requirements known as the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). The approval allows you to place identification or compliance plates on the vehicle or vehicle component.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility Requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Dependent on life of model.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Office of Transport Security

Contact details

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


Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 594
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62748187
Phone: 1300791581
Fax: 02 62746089