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    VSI 9 Alternative wheels and tyres

    Guidelines for alternative wheels and tyres
    This Vehicle Standards Information (VSI) No. 9 is intended to provide vehicle owners, operators and licensed certifiers with guidelines for fitting alternative wheels and/or tyres to those supplied as original equipment by the vehicle’s manufacturer.
    This VSI No. 9 applies to light vehicles up to and including 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM).



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    Motorhome conversion checklist

    Checklist and information on the requirements for converting a suitable vehicle into a Motorhome or Campervan.



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    Fact sheet - LED light bars

    To provide information about an amendment to Australian Design Rules (ADRs) regarding additional driving lights including LED light bars.



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    Motorhome/campervan Floor Plan

    Templates are provided to assist customers in producing a Floor Plan
    multiple templates available with access to all available 
    Certification Applicants engaged in having Engineering certificates can download for free

    if you aren't already a Certification Applicant click below



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    Restraint Fitters Manual

    Guidelines to the correct installation and use of child restraints



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    brake assessment manual

    brake assessment manual is used by owners and certifiers to access a vehicles compliance for brake testing for any brake modifications 
    Version 2017



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    The LT2 Lane change manoeuvre test

    Details on what to expect and what to do before the LT2 Lane change manoeuvre test



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    VIB 2 Installation of additional seats

    Vehicle Standards Bulletin No. 5 (VSB 5), “National Code of Practice, Manufacture of Additional Seats”, issued by the Federal Office of Road Safety sets out acceptable guidelines and requirements for vehicle modifiers, seat manufacturers and seat suppliers to assist them in ensuring that the additional seat/s constructed, supplied and/or installed by them comply with an acceptable level of occupant protection. The Code is applicable to additional seats fitted to cars, station wagons, vans, utilities, campervans, small buses and light trucks up to 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM).
    Includes VSB 5, 5A and 5B



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    VSB 1 Building small trailers

    This Vehicle Standards Bulletin applies to road trailers – including new trailers or used imported trailers
    – with an aggregate trailer mass (ATM) of 4.5 tonnes (4,500kg) or less.



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    VSI 21 Modifications for disability

    VSI 21 Modifications for disability
    This Guidelines for modifying vehicles for people with disability (the Guidelines) applies to light vehicles. It is intended to guide and assist persons in modifying a vehicle for use by a person with disability. Modifications may be required to facilitate a person with disability to travel as vehicle passenger (e.g. seat modifications) and/or to be able to drive the vehicle (e.g. pedal extensions).



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    VSI 41 A frame towing

    to authorize a motor vehicle to be flat-towed behind another motor vehicle without a competent person in charge of the towed vehicle.
    This information sheet details the requirements for flat-towing a motor vehicle when using a device commonly known as an A-frame. An A-frame consists of a triangle-shaped frame which provides a means of towing a trailer or another motor vehicle. This towing mechanism is used to tow a vehicle without lifting the towed vehicle clear of the ground.
    Vehicle owners must ensure that both the towing and towed vehicles are registered.



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    VSI 53 Individually Constructed Vehicle

    This Vehicle Standards Information No. 53 (VSI.53) provides advice about what constitutes an individually constructed vehicle (ICV), and identifies the differences between ICVs and modified vehicles. It only applies to light vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonnes or less.



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    Daytime Running Lamps

    Daytime running lamps rules as per the ADR's



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    Bull Bar Technical Specification

    Is your bull bar legal?
    Bull bars used in NSW must comply with the Technical Specification: Requirements for vehicle frontal protection systems fitted to light vehicles (PDF, 2.1Mb)
    Reference to this Technical Specification is now included in Schedule Two of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 creating a clear and ongoing regulatory framework for the safe use of bull bars in NSW.
    Clear requirements for safe bull bar use in NSW
    From 16 September, the Technical Specification (previously referred to as Bull Bar Tolerances and Conditions) will continue to provide clear and consistent guidance to motorists and industry stakeholders to help ensure that any bull bar that they purchase, sell, install or manufacture for sale is permitted under NSW regulations.
    The Technical Specification will also ensure vehicles meet other applicable standards affected by the bull bar, such as ground clearance, width, obscured lights and number plates, and the driver’s view of the road.
    There are no major changes
    This Technical Specification replaces, on an ongoing basis, previous requirements that have been in place since 2014 under a series of Ministerial Exemption Orders. It will be ‘business as usual’ as  making the Technical Specification permanent does not result in material changes for motorists and industry stakeholders.
    Please note a bull bar is a type of Vehicle Frontal Protection System (VFPS). VFPS is the term used in the Regulation to encompass bull bars, nudge bars and similar devices fitted to the front of a vehicle.
    The main requirements contained in the Technical Specification are summarised in Is your bull bar legal? (PDF, 906Kb)



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    VSI 5

    Light vehicle dimension limits
    This Vehicle Standards Information (VSI) No. 5 is intended as a guide to the dimension limits applicable to road vehicles not exceeding 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM) or aggregate trailer mass (ATM), that may be registered for use on NSW roads and road-related areas.



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    VSI 6

    Light vehicle modifications
    A guide to modifications requiring certification under the Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme

    This Vehicle Standards Information (VSI) No. 6 is intended to help vehicle owners and
    modifiers determine what modifications to vehicles up to and including 4.5 tonnes gross
    vehicle mass require certification. 



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