Modify a light vehicle: Minor (no inspection)
Find out how to obtain any necessary modification approvals.
Minor: Modifications that do not require approval or inspection
Many minor vehicle modifications can be carried out without specific approval, as long as they comply with the applicable legislation.
Modifications that do not require approval include:
- Additional lighting.
- Air conditioners.
- Air shock absorbers.
- Alarm systems.
- Badge bars.
- Body markings and speed striping.
- Change of vehicle colour.
- Mesh stone shields for wind screens and lamps.
- Mud spats and pebble guards.
- Optional manufacturer seating.
- Radio and stereo systems.
- Rear-view mirrors.
- Roof racks.
- Seat belts for pre-1969 cars (not full harness types).
- Single tone air horns.
- Stabiliser bars.
- Sun visors.
- Torque rods and traction bars (not semi-tramp types).
- Tyre size and aspect ratio.
- Venetian blinds and other internal screening systems are allowed, subject to a clear view to the rear.
|IB-132C: Fitment and use of additional and optional vehicle lights (lamps) (Information Bulletin)||Kb|
|IB-133A: Changes to light vehicle modification applications (Information Bulletin)||Kb|
Applicable legislation and related documents (modify a light vehicle)
Whatever the reason for a modification, the vehicle in question must conform to the following regulations and rules.
- Australian Design Rules.
- Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012.
- Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014.
Many minor vehicle modifications can be carried out without our approval. However, they must still comply with the relevant regulations.