Bespoke Inc. can arrange compliance on most vehicles or bikes that are allowed or have been approved by a compliance center in Australia. We can arrange compliance in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and soon will have a site in Sydney as well.
At Bespoke Inc we have access to Compliance Centers all over Australia , we sign up more than 400 customers a year making us the BIGGEST one stop Compliance Broker Service in Australia!
Prices are kept competitive therefore we do not list the prices, please send a request for a price by clicking on the vehicle you are interested in and we will make sure we get back to you with the most current competitive price.
For more information what Compliance covers and who needs it please down for more information.
In addition to compliance we offer services that may assist you in the import process, these are:
- Gas Importation
- Customs Clearance
- Transportation in Australia
- Vehicle Detailing
- RWC or equivalent in your State
- Delivery to your HOME
If you require any of these services please be sure to list them when filling the "Compliance Inquiry" form and we will quote on the fees and charges accordingly. Non of the above services are included in the Compliance price.
If you have already purchased a Vehicle and a price has been quoted by us, please fill in the "Compliance Inquiry" form below and we will begin the Application for Import Approval process.
PLEASE NOTE: You should not ship your vehicle till we have received you import approval, any time frame given by ourselves is not a guarantee that the import approval will arrive on time, there can be delays in obtaining the import approval when dealing with the Department Of Transport. Storage costs will incur if the vehicle arrives to Australia and there is not Import Approval. Bespoke Inc. will not be responsible for any charges in any way what so ever.
Note: Do not ship your car until import approval has been received and you have a GAS licence or have a Degas Certificate!!
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You might ask what gets done? well here is a brief overview:
What is compliance?
Compliance is modifications/check lists to a vehicle to make sure it is safe and complies with the Australian Design rules; basically every vehicle that has been brought into Australia needs to go through some form of compliance. Now every vehicle is different, so the items / modifications are going to vary a lot between make and models, as it all depends what the manufacture installed on the vehicle when it was originally built.
Why do we need it?
The main reason for compliance is safety, although a vehicle may be released in full volume in another country and they deem the vehicle safe, some components might not be save enough for Australian roads, although most of the new vehicles will pass most ADR’s without any modifications as worldwide vehicles are getting safer as well as emissions are becoming more of a concern, so every country is making sure that every vehicle is as clean as can be.
Who needs compliance?
Anyone that brings in a vehicle from overseas will need some form of compliance, whether it’s a personal import, pre 1989 vehicle, low volume, full volume or Special enthusiast vehicles they will all need some form of compliance if they are to be registered for road use.
For Personal imports and Pre 1989 vehicles (Anything manufactured before 01/01/1989) they will need to get a normal VASS approved engineer to look over the vehicle and give a list of items that need changing, once these items are changed the engineer confirms that everything is satisfactory to register the vehicle.
For full volume vehicles they have to do a lot more testing due to the fact there will be hundreds of thousands of vehicles that will be driven on the road each day, so the government is very strict and have to do more testing on the vehicles that are released as full volume, these are generally done by major manufactures.
For Sevs Vehicles they will have to go through a Registered Automotive Workshop who has been approved by the department of transport to comply certain vehicles.
As most people reading this are more interested in SEVS Vehicles I will explain a little more about the compliance process through a RAWS Workshop.
Once the vehicle arrives to the RAWS Workshop they perform an initial inspection, this basically is a check over the vehicles structural integrity / safety items to make sure the vehicle is compliable, if a vehicle has rust, bent or dinted chassis rails etc the vehicle must be either exported or destroyed. It is also a good time to grab all the main vehicle numbers, VIN, Engine, Model, Kilometers etc. The compliance centre will also need a copy of the Deregistration papers from Japan before the compliance process can go any further.
The actual compliance work consists of many different things for different vehicles; some of the main things will be Child Restraint Anchorages, tyres, Side indicators, Catalytic, Serviced to factory specifications etc.
Once the vehicle has had work completed a checklist of almost every part number on the vehicle has to be completed to confirm that the specified part has been tested and meets the ADR Requirements, a few examples of part numbers are Headlights, Tail Lights, Indicators, Seatbelts, Mirrors, Windows, Brake pads, tyres etc. Now if a part number of say the windscreen is different to other vehicles you have complied, you will have to get an engineer to test the vehicles windscreen for safety and the amount of light that it lets into the vehicle to make sure it’s within the ADRs and can be complied, or the windscreen needs to be changed to a approved one.
The next step is to submit the electronic forms to DOTARS (Department Of Transport and Regional Services) with references to all the parts on the vehicle that have been passed the ADR’s. The general turnaround time from submission to approval for DOTARS is 1 – 2 weeks, at any time DOTARS may come and inspect this vehicle to make sure that everything is as the vehicle should be, so the vehicle must stay with the compliance center during this period.
Once the vehicle is approved the compliance plate is sent out to the compliance centre direct, and they must attach the plate to the vehicle and finalize the paperwork / sign off on the vehicle, once this is done the vehicle is ready to register. Always remember to get the Consumer information notice and the import approvals from the compliance centre when you pick up the vehicle.
Please note that although the vehicle meets the ADR’s and is complied it will still need to go for a roadworthy certificate and inspection at the registration office and you wwill need to present the officer with the import approval and consumer information notice.
Documents you will get for registering a vehicle, Import approval (2 Pages) & Consumer Information Notice (also if buying a second hand import vehicle it’s always good to ask for these documents from the seller and keep them on hand)
Once the vehicle is complied, it will still need to be registered; the vehicle will have to have a Road worthy inspection done to make sure it is safe for public use, now even though the vehicle is complied to the Australian Design Rules, there are still some aspects that might need fixing on the vehicle to meet your state or territories regulations.
Normally you will need to ring your registration authority to organize an appointment you will also need to present the vehicle and the relevant paperwork that you received from the compliance centre, (Import approval and Consumer information notice) Once you arrive at the registration authorities they will inspect the paperwork and then will want to inspect a few things on the vehicle to confirm that the paperwork matches the vehicle:
- They will check the Original Vin number (normally on the firewall)
- The Vin number the compliance centre has fitted to the vehicle that the department of transport has allocated to this vehicle (fitted to the firewall or on one of the strut towers)
- The compliance plate (which is actually a purple sticker) with the details of the vehicle and when it was approved by the department of transport, this is normally either on the vehicles firewall or the passenger side inner door pillar.
- The Engine number of the vehicle (varies in position, but is always stamped on the engine block)
After inspecting the vehicle and the paperwork from the compliance centre, they will need an invoice of the vehicle to confirm the purchase price for Stamp Duty, sometimes the Japanese invoice is enough, other times they will want to go by the market value of the vehicle, you will have to pay the 4% and the registration costs, then the vehicle and it is ready to be driven and enjoyed.
If there is something we have missed please feel free to contact us!
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