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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.

Change use of heavy vehicle

CHANGE USE

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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.

Crane vehicle identification numbers (VIN)

CRANE VIN

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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.

Individually Constructed Vehicles (ICV)

ICV STREET RODS

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Find out about Individually Constructed Vehicles (ICV) and street rods.

LPG and other fuels

ALTERNATE FUELS

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

Modify a light vehicle: Minor (no inspection)

MODIFY-LIGHT-MINOR

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

Modify a light vehicle: Simple (inspection)

MODIFY-LIGHT-SIMPLE

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The following modifications do not need written pre-approval from the DoT and can be assessed by an Authorised Inspection Station (AIS) vehicle examiner at time of the inspection.

Modify a light vehicle: Complex (engineering)

MODIFY-LIGHT-COMPLEX

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Applicants are required to complete an online application, unless the modification is one that has been gazetted as a modification not requiring formal approval or a modification that can be assessed by an Approved Inspection Station (AIS).

Modify a heavy vehicle

MODIFY-HEAVY

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Find out how to modify a heavy vehicle using an Authorised Modifier, reducing paperwork and simplifying the approval process.

Modify a vehicle for special needs

MODIFY-SPECIAL

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There are many ways to make transportation easier for people with disabilities. Find out how to modify a vehicle for special needs in Western Australia.

Trailer vehicle identification numbers (VIN)

VIN

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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for a new trailer.

Vehicle accessories and fittings

ACCESSORIES

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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 vehicle accessories, such as warning lamps, air bags, seat belts and seating, and immobilisers.

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Page last updated: Tue Aug 28 2018 12:17:47 PM