Statutory Review of the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013

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  • The Issue

    Consultation period: 03/07/2020 5:00 pm to 14/08/2020 11:59 pm

    What is this about?

    The NSW Government is reviewing the law regulating the NSW automotive industry.

    The Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 establishes a regulatory framework for motor dealers, recyclers, repairers and related trades. The regime establishes standards of conduct and obligations for licensees.

    It also contains compliance and enforcement mechanisms and protections for consumers and industry.

    The government is seeking feedback from industry stakeholders, consumers and members of the public on how to improve the regulation of the industry and better meet the needs of the industry and consumers.

    What has happened so far?

    As part of the review process, a discussion paper has been released to encourage feedback on whether the Act effectively regulates the automotive industry in NSW.

    Interested parties are invited to express their views or concerns.

    This discussion paper seeks feedback on:

    • the objectives of the Act and if they are still relevant
    • who should be regulated and how
    • consumer and industry safety and protections
    • how best to regulate in an ever-changing environment and respond to challenges faced by industry.

    It raises issues and questions that stakeholders might like to address in their submissions. Other comments to improve the regulatory framework are welcome.

    Next steps

    You are invited to read the discussion paper and provide comments. Submissions close at 11:59pm on 14 August 2020.

    Feedback can be provided through the online form for this consultation using the online form below, post or email.

    Alternatively, more detailed comments can be made by:

    • email to: Motor dealers and repairer consultation
    • post to ‘Motor Dealers and Repairers Act Statutory Review Discussion Paper’, Policy & Strategy, Better Regulation Division, Department of Customer Service, 4 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta NSW 2150.

    After the consultation period, all comments and submissions will be carefully considered.

    A report on the review and its findings will be submitted to the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation.

    The final report will then be tabled in each House of Parliament by 1 December 2020.

  • Milestones


    • 3 July 2020 – Public consultation starts
    • 14 August 2020 – Consultation ends

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We invite you to tell us your views by using our online form. You don't have to answer every question but your submission needs to address the specific issues raised in the documents and where possible provide evidence to support your feedback (eg are there any reports or papers you can refer to?).

If you can't use our online form, you can email your submission to We will publish your submission if not told otherwise.

If you can't provide your submission electronically, you can send your submission by mail to:

Statutory Review of the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 consultation
Better Regulation Division
Department of Customer Service
4 Parramatta Square
Parramatta NSW 2150