March 19, 2021 - 4WD Industry Council Breakfast Presents Landmark 4WD Research

It’s great to be back and hosting auto aftermarket industry networking events! This morning’s sold out 4WD Industry Council Breakfast was a resounding success for all in attendance. Held at the Brisbane National 4×4 Outdoors Show, industry peers enjoyed a delicious breakfast whilst hearing from our guest speakers; Lesley Yates – Director of Government Relations … Read more

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March 2, 2021 - 4WD Industry Survey

AAAA recently contracted ACA Research, to conduct a comprehensive survey of businesses involved in all aspects of the 4WD parts, accessories and modifications industry. We are pleased to announce that the report will be released soon! Learn about the total estimated revenue value of the 4WD accessories industry, product category growth and export trends, and … Read more

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March 2, 2021 - 4WD Accessories Technician Course

As our members know all too well, attracting and retaining the right staff is one of the biggest challenges facing business owners throughout the automotive industry. For 4WD accessories businesses, this challenge is exacerbated by the lack of a suitable training pathway. Existing ‘off-the-shelf’ training courses have been seen as either too specific or largely … Read more

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March 2, 2021 - Recovery Straps Safe Use Guidelines

Following the update of the national Safety Standard and mandatory label for Recovery Straps, the 4WD Industry Council have developed ‘Safe Use Guidelines’. The guidelines incorporate these changes and offer clear guidance for setting up a safe recovery, including images which show safe attachment of a recovery strap. The guide has been designed to provide … Read more

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May 28, 2020 - New 4WD Industry Council Line-Up

New and returning committee representatives have been announced following Council elections recently The 4WD Industry Council recently opened nominations for its committee, with the Council buoyed by the high level of interest received from members seeking to help shape the future of the industry.  The Council is pleased to be able to congratulate the following … Read more

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May 25, 2020 - NSW GVM Upgrade Changes Withdrawn

Following representation by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), Transport for NSW has now withdrawn the GVM upgrade changes outlined in Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS) Notice 17. VSCCS Notice 17 dated 20 April, 2020, suggested that there was a change to NSW rules that limited post-registration GVM upgrades to the vehicle’s axle mass … Read more

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March 3, 2020 - Vehicle Modification Regulations – Important Updates

Following lengthy consultation, the updated guidelines from Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) for re-rating GVM for QLD’s in-service vehicles are now finalised. AAAA members have provided valuable input throughout the process and we expect that the updated LS 11 code and newly created LS 15 code will provide clear, sensible guidelines for industry … Read more

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September 23, 2019 - New NSW Bull Bar Regulations Published

The NSW Government has amended the Road Transport Act – Vehicle Frontal Protection Systems (VFPS) in a positive move supported by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association. Manufacturers, suppliers and fitters of Bull Bars, Roo Bars and Nudge Bars in NSW must comply with the new “Technical Specification: Requirements for Vehicle Frontal Protection Systems fitted to … Read more

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August 14, 2019 - New WA Bull Bar Standard Provides Industry Clarity

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association welcomes an updated Circular to Industry (CI) issued by the Western Australian Department of Transport (WA DoT) for manufacturers, suppliers and fitters of Bull Bars, Roo Bars and Nudge Bars. The new CI has revised the standard around safety requirements applying to the design, specification and fitment of Vehicle Frontal … Read more

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February 14, 2019 - GCM Technical Working Group

When the Federal Government released its Circular to Industry regarding GVM upgrades and re-rating of GCM in June 2018, the response from industry was immediate, passionate, and divided into two camps – with several AAAA and 4WD IC members voicing their concerns over the statement whilst others expressed their vehement support. It became clear not … Read more

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