Publications

Memorandum of understanding (Road vehicle safety)

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes a framework for cooperation and coordination between the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVS Act) and consumer product safety under Part 3-3 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
Date published: 
2 Jul 2021

Quad bike safety standard fact sheet

The ACCC has produced a fact sheet about the ACCC investigation into quad bike safety and the quad bike safety standard.
Date published: 
13 Jul 2020

Quad bike safety standard - guidance for quad bike manufacturers

The Australian Government has introduced a safety standard under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to improve the safety of quad bikes. If you are a quad bike manufacturer you should make yourself aware of the requirements specified by the standard.
Date published: 
10 Oct 2019

Quad bike safety standard - guidance for quad bike dealers

The Australian Government has introduced a safety standard under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to improve the safety of quad bikes. If you are a quad bike supplier you should make yourself aware of the requirements specified by the standard.
Date published: 
10 Oct 2019

Quad bike safety standard - guidance for consumers

The Australian Government has introduced a safety standard to improve the safety of quad bikes. This guidance will help you stay safe when purchasing a quad bike.
Date published: 
10 Oct 2019

Communication ideas: reaching consumers affected by the Compulsory Takata Recall

This information may assist Suppliers in communicating with consumers affected by the compulsory Takata Recall. These ideas may help maximise replacement of affected Takata airbag inflators by improving a Supplier’s reach.
Date published: 
12 Feb 2019

Vehicle jacks: supplier guide

This guide provides a summary of the requirements for the supply of vehicle jacks. It has been updated with information on specific vehicle jacks manufactured after 30 June 2011 complying with the mandatory standard.
Date published: 
19 Oct 2018

Takata recall - guidance for suppliers on obtaining vehicle owner contact details

Under the Recall Notice, a supplier is the first person to supply a vehicle with an Affected Takata Airbag Inflator into Australia. A supplier will usually be able to contact vehicle owners through the supplier’s dealer network.

Date published: 
23 Aug 2018

Safety Warning Notice (Takata)

This Safety Warning has been issued because there have been serious injuries and deaths caused by faulty Takata airbags installed in motor vehicles, both in Australia and overseas.

Date published: 
6 Aug 2017

Consumer protection notice - Safety warning notice (Polaris)

This Safety Warning has been issued because Polaris has advised that certain parts of some models of youth quad bikes and spare parts for those quad bikes supplied in Australia from 2000 until 2017 may contain asbestos.

Date published: 
22 Jun 2017