Changes to motor industry laws

The Motor Dealers and Repairers Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2017 (the Amending Regulation) began on 29 September 2017.

The Amending Regulation contains a number of practical changes designed to improve consumer outcomes and reduce the administrative burden, and increase productivity in the motor repair industry. The amendments include:

  • expanding on tasks that are not classified as repair work to include ‘low risk, low scope’ work that does not alter the performance handling or safety of the vehicle
  • clarifying that limitation periods for dealer guarantees do not include any period in which the dealer has possession or control of the vehicle to assess defects or carry out repairs
  • ensuring that a motor vehicle recycler required to maintain a Motor Vehicle Recycler’s Register (Whole Vehicle) (Form 3A) for the acquisition or disposal of a whole motor vehicle
  • improving the design of forms in Schedule 2
  • allowing for several offences under the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (the Act) to be dealt with by issuing penalty notice.

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