Motor vehicle repairer exemptions
Not every business in the motor repair and servicing industry requires a repair business licence.
Vehicle and parts manufacturers are exempt if they do not actually repair vehicles. If you manufacture parts but do not fit them to a vehicle you will not require a licence. The question you must ask yourself is whether you actually repair, modify or service a vehicle itself.
However a body builder who modifies a vehicle by creating a new body is not considered to be a manufacturer and therefore must hold a licence.
Some services have been specifically exempted from the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 and therefore will not require a licence, these are:
- vehicle washing and cleaning services;
- repairing and installing refrigeration units in trailers;
- repairing and installing fridges, stoves, sinks toilets and other furnishings in vehicles;
- repairing and installing equipment such as cranes, concrete mixers, welders and other industrial equipments fixed to vehicles;
- removal or dismantling only parts by wreckers; and
- window tinting.
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