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Changes to motor industry laws 

Overview of the Motor Dealers and Repairers Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2017

The Motor Dealers and Repairers Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2017 (the Amending Regulation) commenced on 29 September 2017. It contains a number of practical changes designed to improve consumer outcomes and reduce the administrative burden on, and increase productivity in, the motor repair industry. The amendments include:

  • expanding on tasks that are not classified as repair work to include ‘low risk, low scope’ work that does not alter the performance handling or safety of the vehicle
  • clarifying that limitation periods for dealer guarantees do not include any period in which the dealer has possession or control of the vehicle to assess defects or carry out repairs
  • ensuring that a motor vehicle recycler required to maintain a Motor Vehicle Recycler’s Register (Whole Vehicle) (Form 3A) for the acquisition or disposal of a whole motor vehicle
  • improving the design of forms in Schedule 2
  • allowing for several offences under the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (the Act) to be dealt with by issuing penalty notice.

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