Modify or construct a vehicle

Find out about the rules, regulations and standards for constructing or modifying a vehicle in Western Australia, including modifications to heavy vehicles and vehicles for people with special needs.

Construct or modify a vehicle

You can construct your own vehicle for use on Western Australian roads, provided you follow the relevant procedures and your vehicle meets the required standards. Find information on kit cars, street rods, special purpose vehicles and more.

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Modify a light vehicle

Find out what modifications you can undertake to a light vehicle in Western Australia without approval from the Department, and what to do when approval is required.

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Modify a heavy vehicle

Find out how to modify a heavy vehicle in Western Australia. Using an Authorised Modifier can reduce paperwork and simplify the modification approval process so that your heavy vehicle can be modified and certified more efficiently.

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Change use of heavy vehicle

All heavy vehicles have a nominated heavy vehicle use category (NHVC). This page provides the guidelines on how to change the use of a heavy vehicle.

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Modify a vehicle for special needs

There are many ways to make transportation easier for people with disabilities. Standard production vehicles can be specially modified to enable people with disabilities to drive the vehicle safely. Find out how to modify a vehicle in Western Australia.

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Alternative fuels

As petrol prices rise in Western Australia, it is expected that the use of alternative fuels will increase substantially in the coming years and decades. Here, you will find information on alternative fuel options.

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LPG powered vehicles

Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) emits less carbon dioxide than petrol, it can cut your fuel bill by up to a third. Before you commence vehicle fuel system modifications, such as LPG conversion, you may require approval from the Department.

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Vehicle accessories and fittings

This page contains information about what to do if you are designing and developing innovative accessories and equipment for vehicles, as well as details about established vehicle accessories, such as warning lamps, air bags and immobilisers.

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Crane vehicle identification numbers (VIN)

Owner/Builders can request a low volume Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for a new crane here. A separate form is required to obtain a surrogate VIN for a motor vehicle in Western Australia.

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Trailer vehicle identification numbers (VIN)

Owner/Builders can request a low volume Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for a new trailer here. A separate form is required to obtain a surrogate VIN for a motor vehicle in Western Australia.

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