From 1 July 2020, Euro Stage II certified products can no longer be imported into Australia under the transitional arrangements that commenced on 1 July 2018. For further information, refer to product emissions standards frequently asked questions.
The Department may grant an exemption to allow uncertified products to be imported or supplied in limited circumstances. An importer can apply for an exemption and an application fee will apply. The list of approved exemptions is available below.
The exemption categories are:
|Exemption category (Rules reference)||Description|
|Export (30(1)(a))||Products will be exported from Australia but not used in Australia.|
|Testing evaluation and display (30(1)(b))||Products will be tested, evaluated, displayed, advertised, offered for supply or pre-ordered but not used or supplied in Australia before the products are certified.|
|National Security (30(1)(c))||Products will be used by the Australian Defence Force or law enforcement or security agency for national security purposes.|
|Emergency Services (30(1)(d))||Products will be used by an emergency services organisation for rescue or emergency services purposes.|
|Competition (30(1)(e))||Products will be used in organised competition.|
|Replacement engines (30(1)(f))||Replacement engines for uncertified, unserviceable engines.|
To learn more about Australian exemptions:
How do I apply for an exemption?
Applications should be made through the Department’s Online Services platform and the application fee paid at the time of lodgement. All applicants will need to register to use Online Services.
Product Emissions Standards Exemption Notices
In accordance with Section 32 of the Product Emissions Standards Rules 2017 the following exemptions have been approved.