Secure vehicle identification marking exemption
A secure vehicle identification marking (SVIM) label is required on vehicles and trailers supplied to the market under the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018.
An exemption is required where an SVIM label is missing or damaged.
Apply for a secure vehicle identification marking exemption
You'll need to provide vehicle registration details.
What you'll need
To apply you will need to provide:
- your driver's licence details
- VIN/chassis number of the vehicle
- vehicle make, model, body type and year of manufacture
- verification of vehicle registration in Australia (if the vehicle has previously been registered).
- if the vehicle is privately imported, an import document issued by the Australian government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
- if the vehicle has not been previously registered in Australia, an import approval document issued by the Australian government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.
Note, this application is for light vehicles only. If your vehicle or trailer has gross vehicle mass greater than 4,500 kg you need to contact the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator - phone 1300 696 487.
What happens next
It may take up to five business days from receipt of all the relevant information for Vehicle Standards to review your application and provide advice back to you.
You will receive a Statement of Requirements outlining the next steps, which may include an identity inspection and roadworthiness inspection for the vehicle.
Once the vehicle has passed these inspections, a certificate of exemption for not displaying an SVIM will be issued.
If you apply using your mySAGOV account, you can check the status of your application.