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Scratchbuilt or modified vehicles

If you are building from scratch or heavily modifying a vehicle, it will still need to meet appropriate vehicle standards and be entry certified. 

Light vehicles

You need to obtain special certification as evidence that your vehicle complies with the Low-volume Vehicle Code, which includes emissions standards. A low-volume vehicle (LVV) certifier will inspect your vehicle and fit your vehicle with LVV plates as evidence that your engine or exhaust system complies. Find out more about the LVV certification process.

Need to find an LVV certifier, or find out more about LVV standards? Go to the Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association website(external link).

Heavy vehicles

Heavy vehicle certifying engineers must oversee the modifications to heavy vehicles. Find out more about the heavy vehicle certification process.

Next step

You can move onto step three of the importing process – preparing to import.