Reforms to motor industry laws
From 1 December 2014 the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 will replace the Motor Vehicle Repairs Act 1980. The new Act contains simplified, consistent legislation providing greater consumer protection and a fair go for motor vehicle repairers. For more information, go to the Major changes to motor industry laws page.
Motor vehicle repair businesses in New South Wales are regulated by the Motor Vehicle Repairs Act. The Act requires all motor vehicle repair businesses to be licensed and the tradespeople working in those businesses to be certified. These functions are performed by NSW Fair Trading as well as a dispute resolution service between motor vehicle owners and repairers.
For information about the Fair Trading’s dispute resolution service go to Motor vehicle warranty and repair disputes in the consumer section of the website.