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Automotive Alternative Fuels Registration Board (AAFRB)

was established under Victoria's Standards for Registration as set out in Schedule 8 of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 1989 to ensure that all LP Gas (Autogas) conversions on motor vehicles in Victoria are carried out in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards. find out more...

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31/08/2015 

LPG, CNG & LNG training requirements for Accreditation

Any person applying for LPG accreditation after 1 January 2016 who has acceptable trade qualifications* must have completed the following competencies and are the minimum training requirements for accreditation:

AURTTL3009 Install LPG Fuel Systems
AURTTL3008 Diagnose and Repair LPG Fuel Systems
AURTTL3007 Service LPG Fuel Systems

These competencies are from the nationally accredited training AUR32012 - Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology

Any applicant submitting an application for LPG accreditation who has previously completed the Liquid Petroleum Gas Tuning .......Read More


27/08/2014
The LPG Vehicle Scheme 

LODGEMENT OF CLAIMS FOR THE LPG VEHICLE SCHEME

The LPG Vehicle Scheme closed on 30 June 2014

Applications for the grant  must be received by 30 September 2014.

This means that applicants must have completed LPG conversions or purchased new vehicles with LPG prior to first registration on or before 30 June 2014 and applications for a grant under the Scheme can no longer be made from 1 October 2014.

Grant amount

Eligible private vehicle owners can claim a grant of:

  • $2,000 after buying a new vehicle fitted with LPG before its first registration, or

  • $1,000 after converting an existing registered vehicle to operate on LPG only, LPG and petrol, or LPG and diesel

Your application must be received at a Department of Human Services Service Centre or by post to the LPG Claims Processing Unit by 30 September 2014



15/05/2013 -  Restricted Accreditation Scheme

On 1 October 2012 the AAFRB introduced a restricted accreditation scheme. This restricted accreditation scheme is for Service and Repair of LPG, CNG and LNG Fuel Systems, it is also aligned with the accreditation and licensing requirements for individuals in all other states.

The requirements for these three restricted accreditation's will be that the applicant has one of the following Australian trade qualifications:

·         Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship - Automotive Specialist- Gas Vehicle.

·         Motor Mechanic

·         VACC Motor Mechanic

·         Diesel Mechanic

·         Heavy Stream Mechanic

·         Auto electrician

·         IAME Associate / Member

·         Australian trades recognition certificate - Motor Mechanic

The applicant also must have completed the following from the AUR05 Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package: Read More


01/07/2012

- LPG Vehicle Scheme - Rebate $1000

Since 1 July 2011 the LPG Vehicle Scheme has been capped at 25,000 eligible claims paid in each financial year, for the duration of the scheme to 30 June 2014.

Should the 25,000 cap be reached before the end of a financial year, application processing will continue and eligible claims will be paid in the following financial year.  Grant amounts for eligible applications will be determined from the date of vehicle LPG conversion or new LPG vehicle purchase.Read More



27/10/2011

 - Successful Outcome in the Supreme Court of Victoria 

Media release

On 26 October 2011 the Automotive Alternative Fuels Registration Board (“AAFRB”) was successful in the Supreme Court of Victoria in proceedings commenced by Grazaria Pty Ltd, the owner of the business name South East LPG Conversions (“South East LPG”).

The claim related to a decision taken by AAFRB in December 2010 to reject an application by South East LPG for AAFRB business registration to undertake LPG conversions. That application was made shortly after AAFRB cancelled the registration of a business of the same name and trading from the same premises, at 1/12 Laser Drive, Rowville.

South East LPG’s proceedings attacked AAFRB’s decision, as well as the legality of the registration scheme operated by AAFRB.

In his judgment, Justice Osborn dismissed the proceedings in their entirety and ordered that South East LPG pay the AAFRB’s costs of the proceedings.

Justice Osborn rejected all of the claims brought by South East LPG. Read More 

Automotive Alternative Fuels Association Inc

27 October 2011

27/06/2011- Alternative Fuels Taxation Legislation

The following four bills have passed through both Houses of Federal Parliament and await Royal assent.

The four Bills contained in the package are the Taxation of Alternative Fuels Legislation Amendment Bill 2011, the Excise Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Bill 2011, the Customs Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Bill 2011 and the Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Amendment Bill 2011.

These Bills bring certain alternative fuels used for transport purposes into the fuel taxation regime and make them subject to excise duty or excise-equivalent customs duty. The fuels affected are liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG). The rates for these fuels are based on the energy content of the specific fuels and discounted by 50 per cent to reflect the potential benefits of these alternative fuels. The changes are phased in over a transition period to allow affected parties time to adjust to the changes. They will commence on 1 December 2011.... Read More

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