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# Entry Pathway is the method through which the vehicle was approved to be provided for the first time in Australia.
Links to RVSA info page to show information about type approval, RAWS and concessional sub-categories
Entry Pathway Sub-Category
The Vehicle Identification Number uniquely identifies the vehicle and is permanently recorded on it.

17 digit alphanumeric characters (digits and capital letters) but excludes the letters I, O and Q. Older vehicles may have an identification less than 17 digits, however any such vehicles added to the RAV will have also been allocated a complying VIN.
VIN
The type approval number or concessional RAV entry approval number issued to the approval holder / vehicle owner. Approval Number The Vehicle Category Code is as defined in the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005. Refer to section 4. The VCC also includes some sub categories aligning with type approval requirements.
Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories
VCC
The person who accepts responsibility for the vehicle’s compliance with the required national standards. Where the entry pathway involves a registered automotive workshop (RAW), the approval holder is the name of the RAW workshop. Approval Holder Make of vehicle. This is the make or brand of vehicle as per the approval.Make Model of vehicle as listed on the approval.
Some makes/brands use different model names for approvals to that used in marketing.
For example, Holden “VF P/Car” / “VF Utility” is the approval model name for the Holden “Commodore” VF Passenger Car / Utility.
Model
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is shown for heavy passenger or commercial vehicles.
Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) is shown for all trailers. GVM and ATM definitions are as defined in the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.
Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories
Format: Numeric value (kg).
GVM / ATM
Gross Trailer Mass (GTM) is shown for all trailers. GTM definition is as defined in the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.
Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories
Format: Numeric value (kg).
GTM
Tare mass of a vehicle (other than a motorcycle, motor tricycle) ready for service, unoccupied and unladen, with all fluid reservoirs filled to nominal capacity except for fuel, which shall be 10 litres only, and with all standard equipment and any options fitted. For motorcycles, tricycles, the fuel tank is empty.
Format: Numeric value (kg).
Tare
Maximum Engine Power as defined by Regulation 85 of the UN Economic Commission for Europe.
Format: Numeric (rounded to the nearest whole kW) or decimal 0.1 kW for L group.
Power (kW)
Seating Capacity is the maximum number of seated adult persons that the vehicle is designed to carry and for which seating positions are provided.
Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories
Format: Numeric value.
Seats
Build Date is the Month and Year (MM/YYYY) on which the vehicle was substantially completed.
For Concessional RAV entry vehicles - older vehicles, the build date is the relevant build date: the date the vehicle was first completed or the date of the last significant modifications to the vehicle were completed.
Build Date
Value specified for the vehicle by the ‘Manufacturer’ as being the maximum of the sum of the ‘Gross Vehicle Mass’ of the drawing vehicle plus the sum of the ‘Axle Loads’ of any vehicle capable of being drawn as a trailer.
Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories
Displayed for some heavy vehicles.
Format: Numeric value (kg).
GCM
A combination of vehicles consisting of a prime mover towing 2 ‘Semi-trailers’.
Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories
Format: Yes or No.
B Double Capable
A combination of vehicles, other than a ‘B-Double’, consisting of a motor vehicle towing at least 2 trailers (counting as one trailer a ‘Converter Dolly’ supporting a ‘Semi-trailer’).
Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories
Format: Yes or No.
Road Train Capable
The number of entity or authority authorised to add the vehicle: Company ID (as issued by NEVDIS) for example RAV000001.
Alphanumeric characters (maximum 10) issued by NEVDIS for that organisation.
Authorised By Number
The name of the entity or authority authorised to add the vehicle. These include:
  • Type Approval Holder;
  • Authorised Vehicle Verifier (AVV);
  • Australian Government (the Department).
Authorised By Name

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The Register of Approved Vehicles (RAV) file submission tool has been created to assist holders of a type approval granted under the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) to create a file in the correct format for RAV submission. It does not guarantee that data contained within the file will pass RAV validation. Such validation occurs on submission to the RAV. Vehicles may be added to the RAV in accordance with the RVSA. Type approval holders using the tool remain responsible for RAV submissions.

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