In December 2014, the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 and Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014 came into force. To improve the operation of the new laws, a number of changes are proposed.
Fair Trading has undertaken preliminary consultation with stakeholders and a draft Motor Dealers and Repairers Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2016 has been prepared for industry and public consultation.
The proposed changes are as follows:
It has been recognised that the requirement for all repair work to be completed by a person holding a Certificate III level qualification may be unnecessary for certain types of low risk work. It is proposed that work which does not affect the safety or performance of the motor vehicle be exempted.
Please see the Low scope motor repair work guidelines (PDF size: 260kb) for details. Please note, these are only guidelines and the list of work included is not exhaustive.
Submissions to the proposed regulation closed on 31 August
Fair Trading reviews all submissions, which may result in further amendments to the Regulations. If required, we may conduct further targeted consultation on any key issues identified. If you submit comments, you will be notified when the Regulations are finalised.
The final Regulations will be published on the NSW legislation website.