ARCHIVED NEWS 2010

 

 

 

23/12/2010

Withdrawal of Administratorís Circular 0-2-12. Click here for more information

 

22/12/2010

Updates to 79/02 SE form and the Production Routing Slip. Go to the Form Download Page

 

 

 

17/12/2010

Updates to 46/00 & 84/00 SE forms and the Production Routing Slip. Go to the Form Download Page

 

 

 

07/12/2010

Updates to 3/03 and 83/00 SE forms. Go to the Form Download Page

 

 

 

03/12/2010

Updates to 33/00, 69/00 and 81/02 SE forms, 81_02 SF form. Go to the Form Download Page

 

New 81/02-3-2 Circular. Go to Administratorís Circulars

 

 

 

26/11/2010

Updates to 73/00 and 80/03 SE forms, 31_35 SF form. Go to the Form Download Page

 

 

 

05/11/2010

Updates to 31/02, 45/01, 49/00, 53/00 and 69/00 SE forms; new 31_35 SF form. Go to the Form Download Page

 

New 31/02 and 35/03 Circulars. Go to Administratorís Circulars

 

25/10/2010

Update to the Production Routing Slip to correct an error. Go to the Form Download Page

 

22/10/2010

Updates to 04/04, 19/02, 31/02, 42/04 and 81/02 SE Forms and the Production Routing Slip. Go to the Form Download Page

 

 

 

14/09/2010

Updates to 06/00, 31/02 and 43/04 SE forms; new 84/00 SE form. Go to the Form Download Page

 

New 79/02 Circular. Go to Administratorís Circulars

 

20/08/2010

Updates to 14/02 and 50/00 SE forms, and Register Test Facility form. Go to the Form Download Page

 

30/07/2010

Updates to RVD1 and Register Test Facility forms. Go to the Form Download Page

 

16/07/2010

Initial release of SE 35/03. Updates to SE forms 31/02, 46/00, and 47/00. Go to the Form Download Page

 

14/7/2010

From 1 January 2011 all vehicles in the MA, MB, MC, MD, ME, NB and NC categories, with a GVM greater than 3.5 tonnes must comply with ADR80/03. For more information please click here

 

14/7/2010

Request for Comment on changes to Circular 0-3-6 CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR TRAILERS Go to here for a list of the proposed changes. Go to here to view the draft circular

 

2/7/2010

Update of Administratorís Circular 0-3-2. Go to Administratorís Circulars

 

4/06/2010

Initial release of SE 31/02. Updates to SE forms 2/01, 4/03, 10/02, 23/02, 31/01,62/02, 72/00, 77/00, 80/03, Blank form, CAMV, SF79/02 and SF 83/00. Go to the Form Download Page

 

3/5/2010

Release of Administrator's Circular 0-3-10 and Update of Administratorís Circular 0-3-3. Go to Administratorís Circulars

 

12/03/2010

Updates to SE forms: 3/02, 3/03, 22/00, 29/00, 38/03, 81/02, 80/03, 83/00 and RVD3. Go to the Form Download Page

 

 

Release of Administratorís Circular 81/02-3-1. Go to Administratorís Circulars

 

09/03/2010

DOOR REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTORHOMES AND CARAVANS

I have become aware of potential safety related compliance issues relating to the inadequate provision of doors for entry to, or exit from, motorhomes and caravans. The Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and Regulations prescribe the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) as the national standards which must be met before new vehicles can be marketed in Australia.

ADR 44/02 titled ďSpecific Purpose Vehicle RequirementsĒ prescribes requirements for the construction of specific purpose vehicles including motorhomes and caravans. ADR 44/02, clause 44.8.1, Doors, states as follows:

ďEvery motor vehicle (motorhome) or trailer (ĎCaravaní) equipped with fuel burning (cooking) facilities or living or sleeping accommodation shall have only outward-opening or sliding doors. At least one such door shall be located on the left-hand side or at the rear.Ē

The intent of ADR44/02, clause 44.8.1 is that the door on the left hand side or rear of motor homes and caravans must be able to function as a door, in the normal sense of the word, providing direct entry to and egress from the vehicle.

Whilst this clause does not specify dimensions, the intent is clearly to enable an average size person to easily enter and exit the vehicle without additional external fixtures or fittings. In addition, there must be no impediments (such as fixed objects) which interfere in any way with the easy use of doors for entry and exit.

I have instructed all of my inspection staff to be particularly vigilant in respect of doors in motorhomes and caravans, and advice will be provided to all state and territory transport jurisdictions accordingly. Yours sincerely,

Steve Pantelidis

Administrator of Vehicle Standards

 

19/02/2010

The public comment consultation period on the Euro 5/6 RIS has been extended to close on Monday 15 March

 

 

Release of Administratorís Circular 0-3-6 - Certification Procedures for Trailers, Issue 4. Go to Administratorís Circulars

 

22/01/2010

Updates to SF 81/02. Go to the Form Download Page

 

22/01/2010

Draft Regulation Impact Statement for Review of Euro 5/6 Light Vehicle Emissions Standards

The Australian Government has a policy of harmonising Australia's vehicle standards (Australian Design Rules) wherever possible with the international standards established by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE). The current emissions ADRs adopt the standards known as Euro 4.New Euro 5 and Euro 6 standards have recently been agreed for light duty vehicles, and the Department has prepared a draft Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) to consider the merits of adopting these latest standards in Australia.

The RIS incorporates a benefit-cost analysis undertaken by Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). DITRDLG also acknowledges the assistance of the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) and a number of State environment agencies in the preparation of the RIS.

The draft RIS is provided for public scrutiny and comment, prior to the presentation of a final RIS for consideration by decision makers.

The consultation period closes on 1 March 2010, and all submissions must be in writing. Details regarding the submission of comments are set out in Section 5 (Consultation) of the draft RIS.

 

08/01/2010

Updates to SF 79/02 and SF 81/02. Go to the Form Download Page