About the Guide
Since 1 July 2018, all new spark-ignition non-road engines of 19 kilowatts or less in power and new spark-ignition propulsion marine engines imported into Australia—or domestically manufactured and supplied in Australia—must comply with the product emissions standards specified under the Product Emissions Standards Act 2017. Domestic manufacture does not include the assembly of
imported engines into products.
From 1 July 2020, all products supplied to the Australian market must comply with the Act. From this date, European-certified non-road products that are imported into Australia must also meet Euro Stage V emissions standards.
Non-road products certified to Euro Stage II emissions standards can continue to be supplied in Australia up until 30 June 2021, after which only products certified to Euro Stage V emissions standards can be supplied.
This guide provides information to support anyone considering making an application to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for Australian certification. In certain circumstances, products may be eligible for exemptions from the standards under Part 5 of Product Emissions Standards Rules 2017. Refer to the separate guide on exemptions under the Act.