Under the Commonwealth Government’s new Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation, there are several changes that will impact how suppliers obtain Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) for trailers.
From 1 July 2023, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will no longer issue trailer VINs.
From 1 July 2023, certification and VINs for trailers must be obtained from the Commonwealth Government before the trailer can be registered in Queensland.
Please refer to this important factsheet for more information about the changes.
Trailers built and certified before 1 July 2023 can still be registered with a TMR-issued VIN. If you cannot complete the certification by 1 July 2023, you can apply to TMR to remove the TMR-issued VIN, and then apply to the Commonwealth Government using the new process.
For information on the new process, please refer to the Commonwealth Government’s website at:
If you have any further questions, please contact the Commonwealth Government on 1800 815 272 or use their Contact Us form.
For more information about TMR issued VINs, please contact TMR on 13 23 80 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Vehicle Standards and Accreditation, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government, 24 May 2023