Modify a light vehicle: Minor (no inspection)

Many minor vehicle modifications can be carried out without specific approval, as long as they comply with the applicable legislation.

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).
  • Towbars.
  • Tyre size and aspect ratio.
  • Venetian blinds and other internal screening systems are allowed, subject to a clear view to the rear.
LBU_VS_IB_132.pdf icon IB-132C: Fitment and use of additional and optional vehicle lights (lamps) (Information Bulletin) Kb
DVS_VS_IB_133.pdf icon 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.

LBU_VS_CI_112.pdf icon CI-112D Light Vehicle Frontal Protection Systems Construction Guidelines (Circular to Industry) Kb
LBU_VS_CI_109.pdf icon CI-109C: Guidelines for seat belt repairers (Circular to Industry) Kb
LBU_VS_IB_110.pdf icon IB-110F: Seat belt repairers - Accepted organisations (Information Bulletin) Kb
LBU_VS_IB_113.pdf icon IB-113B: Seat belt replacement (Information Bulletin) Kb
LBU_F_VL_E7_SelfBuiltVehicleDec.pdf icon Self-built vehicle declaration (Form E7) Kb
External Link Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities: Australian Design Rules
Opens in a new window Department of Justice: Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012

 

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