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—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.
Under particular circumstances, exemptions may be granted to allow products that do not meet the emissions standards to be imported or sold in Australia. These circumstances relate to specific business requirements and cater for special circumstances where it is not possible to use a certified product.
It is expected that a relatively low number of engines would be imported or supplied in Australia under an exemption and the impact on total emissions would be minimal.
When an exemption is granted, a unique identifying number is provided to the exemption holder. This number will need to be provided when the products are imported.
This guide provides information to support anyone considering making an application to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for an exemption. A separate guide is available for Australian certification applications under the Act.