Vehicle types and specifications

Campervans and motorhomes

Caravans and motorhomes

A motorhome includes a campervan or any other motor vehicle specifically designed to incorporate living amenities, cooking facilities and accommodation. For more information on safety requirements see the fact sheet MR806 Caravans and Motorhomes (348.6 KB PDF) which covers:

  • General requirements
  • Size and dimensions
  • Ventilation
  • Installation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • 240V Electrical installations
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Glazing
  • Interior fittings
  • Driver's view
  • Lighting and reflectors
  • Seating positions
  • Seat belts
  • Child restraint anchorage
  • Access
  • TV and monitors
  • Toilet, sinks and showers,
  • Water tanks
  • Exhaust outlet
  • Body and other modifications

Vehicles imported for conversion to campervans

The fact sheet MR 1324 RAWS vehicles imported for conversion to campervans (489.3 KB PDF) provides information on Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme (RAWS) vehicles that are converted to campervans.

A-Frame towing

This fact sheet MR 805 A-Frame Towing (539.1 KB PDF) explains how to tow an A-Frame vehicle behind another motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of up to 4.5 tonnes.

Related information


Vehicle Standards
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Phone: 1300 882 248

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