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Austroads research and technical reports are available for free once you log-in to the Austroads publications website. 

Due to the security issues associated with Austroads' registration and licensing projects, the distribution of reports is often restricted to Austroads member organisations. In these cases the reports are issued as an internal report. 

Recent public Registration and Licensing Reports
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Better Management of End-of-Life Vehicles

This report sets out a rationale for modifying the national vehicle registration framework to enable better end-of-life management of vehicles.

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Review of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework

This report reviews the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework. A number of areas for consideration by Austroads are identified including increased focus on or inclusion of additional competencies; minimum training duration and consideration of a practical experience requirement.

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Registration, Licensing and CTP Insurance Issues Associated with Automated Vehicles

This report considers the potential impacts on vehicle registration, driver licensing and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance arrangements that might arise from the introduction of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia and New Zealand.

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The Forrest Review: Driver Licensing and Barriers to Indigenous Economic Participation

This report examines the driver licensing recommendation in the Forrest Review and finds that options are already offered in a relatively uniform manner across all of the State and Territory jurisdictions which appear to largely achieve the objectives of this recommendation. The report finds that there may be scope for State and Territory Governments to raise awareness and improve access for Indigenous people to these options. It also finds that States and Territories should work together to develop national policy principles for Indigenous driver licence service delivery and seek authority for these national policy principles from the Transport and Infrastructure Council.


Developing Measures to Reduce Unlicensed Driving

This 2013 report considers countermeasures to reduce the incidence of unlicensed driving on Australian roads. Unlicensed motorists pose a problem to road safety authorities as they are operating independently of the established licensing system and are known to have higher than average crash rates. By operating beyond the licensing system, unlicensed motorists reduce the ability of authorities to monitor and manage driver behaviour and reduce the impact of the sanction of licence loss.


Damage Assessment Criteria for the Classification of Statutory Write-Offs

This 2011 guide was developed by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council and Austroads to support the consistent application of new, more stringent assessment criteria for the classification of written-off vehicles. The criteria apply to passenger and light commercial vehicles only. Readers should refer to the local related laws about the management of heavy vehicles, motorcycles, trailers and caravans.


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