Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme

The Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme (RAWS) allows for the import and supply of used specialist or enthusiast vehicles to Australia. Under this scheme only a registered automotive workshop can import a used vehicle into Australia. Note: RAWS arrangements do not apply for vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1989 or vehicles imported under the Personal Import Scheme.

The scheme is based on ISO 9001, plus additional requirements in the Guide to the Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme produced by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Applicant CABs will need to comply with JAS-ANZ Procedure 24 - Requirements for bodies undertaking assessment and certification of automotive workshops.

As a management systems scheme, applicants also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17021:2011 – Conformity Assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.

Benefits

  • Ensures that imported used vehicles modified by registered automotive workshops comply with Australian Design Rules.
  • Facilitates entry of used specialist or enthusiast vehicles to the Australian market.

Scheme owners

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Share CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will provide you with a temporary username and password for the portal. For other stakeholders please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.

The Guide to the Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme is available at http://raws.dotars.gov.au/raws_online_guide.htm