Publications

PRESS CAR LOAN FORM

27th April 2017

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PRESS CARS CODE OF CONDUCT

20th April 2017

Member brands of the FCAI have developed a Press Cars Code of Conduct which outlines the requirements and obligations required of media requesting a press car loan from a Member brand. The details... More…

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR PRIVACY AND COOPERATIVE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT (C-ITS) SYSTEMS

23rd February 2017

PRIVACY AND COOPERATIVE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT (C-ITS) SYSTEMS GUIDING PRINCIPLES[1] Data generated by or from motor vehicles can potentially deliver substantial benefits to individual drivers as... More…

CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE CONDUCT OF AN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY RECALL

3rd February 2017

The Code describes the procedures to be followed when a Member is advised (or becomes aware) that a Members Product may have a Safety Defect. The ACL provides the Minister with powers to... More…

Motorcycling in Australia

29th November 2016

Directions for the Motorcycle Industry 2017—2020 More…

FCAI 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

13th October 2016

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FCAI Submission to the ACMA Consultation on C-ITS

28th September 2016

To facilitate the introduction of automated and connected vehicles, it is important to harmonise with the relevant overseas market’s vehicle technical and operation standards. The FCAI and... More…

Technical Report on Engine and Emissions System Technology

23rd September 2016

This technical report is intended as an education and information tool. It explains how a spark ignition petrol engine works, with a focus on designs used for light duty vehicles conforming to... More…

FCAI Submission to the Department of PM&C: "Our Smart Cities Plan"

19th July 2016

The FCAI member companies recognise the potential for automated and connected vehicles to provide significant safety and environmental benefits to Australia through reductions in crashes and... More…

FCAI Response to Vehicle Emissions Discussion Paper

30th June 2016

The Australian automotive industry is committed to continuing to make a strong contribution to national efforts to reduce the impact of global climate change.  Australia is a small market... More…

FCAI Submission to NTC Issues Paper: Regulatory barriers to more automated road and rail vehicles

11th April 2016

The FCAI member companies recognise the potential for automated and connected vehicles to provide significant safety and environmental benefits to Australia through reductions in crashes and... More…

FCAI submission to the PC inquiry into intellectual property arrangements

30th November 2015

On 7 October 2015 the Productivity Commission released an issues paper to assist stakeholders in preparing submissions to the public inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements. The issues... More…

2014 FCAI Annual Report

24th August 2015

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FCAI's submission to the 2015 Senate Road Safety Inquiry

7th August 2015

The FCAI's submission to the 2015 Senate Road Safety Inquiry provided the FCAI’s view on road safety and the role of the vehicle, and was aimed at also addressing the following parts of... More…

FCAI submission to the Senate Economic Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Automotive Industry

31st July 2015

This submission follows an earlier interim submission that focused on domestic motor vehicle manufacturing in Australia. Consequently, this submission seeks to address the remaining issues... More…

FCAI Response to the Independent Review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 Issues Paper

24th July 2015

The FCAI and member companies’ long standing position is that fuel quality standards, GHG emission targets (i.e. CO2 standards or targets) and vehicle pollutant emission standards all need to... More…

FCAI supplementary submission to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act Review

26th June 2015

The FCAI welcomes the opportunity to make this supplementary submission to the review of the Motor Vehicles Standards Act 1989. This submission follows earlier submissions and comments provided by... More…

FCAI Response to the Australian Government's 'Setting Australia’s post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions' Issues Paper

24th April 2015

The Australian automotive industry is committed to making a strong contribution to national efforts to reduce the impact of global climate change. To achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions from... More…

FCAI Response to the Australian Government's Working towards a National Clean Air Agreement Discussion Paper

22nd April 2015

The FCAI supports improved air quality for citizens and fuel efficiency of motor vehicles. This should be done through the consistent application of measures at technological, behavioral and... More…

FCAI interim submission to the Senate Economic Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Automotive Industry

27th March 2015

The Terms of Reference for this inquiry examine the broad state of the automotive industry, from manufacturing to retail and services. This submission seeks to provide an overview of the industry,... More…

Voluntary Code of Practice for Access to Service and Repair Information for Motor Vehicles

27th March 2015

The Voluntary Code of Practice for Access to Service and Repair Information for Motor Vehicles has been developed by the FCAI to ensure that the service and repair of motor vehicles is carried out... More…

Industry Agreement on Access to Service and Repair Information

27th March 2015

This Agreement is representative of industry and consumer interests and intends to provide a safeguard to consumers and a competitive market to ensure that the availability of repair information... More…

Submission to the Senate Economic References Committee Inquiry into Australia’s Innovation system

2nd March 2015

The Australian automotive industry is one of Australia’s most advanced industries. It deploys advanced manufacturing techniques, technologies and adds value through the broader economy far... More…

Submission to the Senate Economic Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill

2nd March 2015

The FCAI opposes the Australian Government’s proposal to remove $900 million from the ATS and close the scheme on 1 January 2018 as outlined in the Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment... More…

FCAI Privacy Policy

16th January 2015

The Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act (APPs) govern how the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) manages the personal... More…

Submission to the Australian Government’s Energy Green Paper

12th November 2014

The FCAI is supportive of moves by Government to ensure that Australia continues to have a strong energy future and acknowledges that lower motor vehicle CO2 emissions deliver better fuel... More…

Submission in response to the Australian Government’s Motor Vehicle Standards Act Review

11th November 2014

The FCAI and member brands view the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 as having an overwhelmingly positive impact on the supply of motor vehicles into the Australian market, delivering improvements... More…

Voluntary Code of Practice—Access to Service and Repair Information for Motor Vehicles

19th September 2014

The Voluntary Code of Practice for Access to Service and Repair Information for Motor Vehicles (the Code) has been developed by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) to ensure that... More…

FCAI Annual Report 2013

17th June 2014

2013 was a record year for car sales, with Australians buying 1.13 million new cars—2.2 per cent more than the previous record set in 2012. It was also a steady year for motorcycle sales,... More…

New Vehicle Receiving and Inspection Procedures

21st May 2014

This manual covers the minimum procedures required for the receiving and inspection of all new vehicles. Individual/carrier/manufacturer/dealer agreements may also be in place with additional... More…

Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the Review of the Consumer Product Safety Standard for child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles

9th January 2014

Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the Review of the Consumer Product Safety Standard for child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles More…

Submission to the inquiry into Australia's automotive manufacturing industry

28th November 2013

Submission to the Productivity Commission for the inquiry into Australia's automotive manufacturing. The Allan Consulting Group report The strategic role of the Australian automotive... More…

Directions for the Motorcycling Industry 2014–2016

15th November 2013

This document has been prepared by the FCAI Motorcycle Group. It outlines a range of issues affecting motorcycling in Australia and sets out directions to be taken by the industry over the next... More…

Code of Practice—Motorcycle and Scooter Industry Best Practice

15th November 2013

Increasingly, the functions of Motorcycle and/or Scooter Dealers in Australia are broadening. More than merely selling new and used Motorcycles and/or Scooters to customers, Dealers are also... More…

FCAI Annual Report 2012

30th October 2013

2012 presented the Australian automotive industry a number of considerable challenges. While Australia fared well economically, the same could not be said of our main trading partners, with... More…

Submission on the Asian Century Country Strategies

23rd July 2013

Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the Asian Century Country Strategies. More…

Submission to Mandatory Petroleum Reporting Regime discussion paper

8th July 2013

Submission to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism in response to the Mandatory Petroleum Reporting Regime discussion paper. More…

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport - Brake Assist Systems

30th June 2013

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in response to the Regulation Impact Statement for Brake Assist Systems. More…

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport - Control of Light Commercial Vehicle Stability

30th June 2013

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in response to the Regulation Impact Statement for the Control of Light Commercial Vehicle Stability. More…

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport - MVSA 2013 Review

28th June 2013

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in response to the public consultation process on the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989. More…

Submission to Cooperative ITS Regulatory Policy Issues discussion paper

18th March 2013

Submission to the National Transport Commission in response to the Cooperative ITS Regulatory Policy Issues discussion paper. More…

ATV Code of Practice (Use of All Terrain Vehicles in the Workplace)

1st November 2012

This code of practice is provided to help persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), workers and self-employed persons that use All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in their operations to meet... More…

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport - Green Vehicle Guide

3rd October 2012

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in response to the Discussion Paper on a new approach to comparing the environmental performance of vehicles on the Green Vehicle... More…

FCAI Annual Report 2011

8th May 2012

2011 was the year the Australian automotive industry faced three combined and considerable challenges – a changing political landscape, tempestuous environmental events, and uncertain... More…

The Australian automotive industry and a changing competitive environment

13th February 2012

PwC has been engaged by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) to prepare a report  informing on the: current economic profile of the automotive industry within Australia... More…

Light Vehicle CO2 Emission Standards for Australia

12th December 2011

Passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Australia emit around 9 to 10 per cent of national CO2 emissions and therefore have a role to play in reducing Australia’s national CO2... More…

Submission to the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council

4th October 2011

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) contends that the current level of shared information relevant to motor vehicle maintenance and repair is adequate and appropriate. The necessary... More…

Submission to the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (Attachments)

4th October 2011

Attachments to support the submission More…

Managing Vehicle Carbon Emissions - Options for development of a standard

6th September 2011

In March 2009, the Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Working Group (jointly established by the Ministers of the Australian Transport Council (ATC) and the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC)... More…

Australian Automotive Industry Report (FCAI)

30th August 2011

Motor vehicles provide mobility and independence for families and communities around Australia. They are the workhorses of our freight and transport sector, they are central to our economy and our... More…

Presentation by Mike Devereux, President FCAI, Chairman & Managing Director GM Holden

29th August 2011

Investing in Australia’s future, presented at Parliament House on the 24 August, 2011 More…

Budgetary Assistance to the Australian Automotive Sector

9th July 2011

This report has been commissioned by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) to consider the veracity of observations made by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development... More…

FCAI Response to; (draft) National Road Safety Strategy 2011­2020

25th February 2011

This submission outlines the FCAI’s response to the Australian Transport Council’s (ATC) (draft) “National Road Safety Strategy 2011-20201.” The FCAI fully supports the... More…

Head Protecting Side Airbags

20th August 2010

The FCAI member companies recognise the benefits of new safety technology and the role it plays in reducing deaths and serious injuries on Australian roads. To provide maximum safety benefits to... More…

FCAI Response to DEWHA Draft Discussion Paper; Review of LPG (Autogas) Fuel Quality Standard

10th April 2010

This submission outlines the FCAI’s response to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) “Review of LPG (Autogas) Fuel Quality Standard; Draft Discussion... More…

FCAI Interim Response to Draft Regulatory Impact Statement for Review of Euro 5/6 Light Vehicle Emission Standards

16th March 2010

This submission provides an interim response to the Australian Government’s Draft Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS), "Review of Euro 5/6 Light Vehicle Emission Standards." More…

FCAI Response to the VicRoads Regulatory Impact Statement for the proposed Road Safety (Vehicles) Amendment (Electronic Stability Control) Regulations

16th March 2010

This submission outlines the FCAI’s response to the VicRoads Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the proposed Road Safety (Vehicles) Amendment (Electronic Stability Control) Regulations. More…

FCAI Submission to the Parliament of Victoria, Road Safety Committee Inquiry into ADRs

16th March 2010

This submission outlines the FCAI’s position in relation to ADRs and technical regulation. More…

FCAI Response to the Regulatory Impact Statement for the Control of Vehicle Stability

16th March 2010

The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) recommends the adoption of an Australian Design Rule (ADR) More…

FCAI Response to ACMA - Proposals for the Introduction of Intelligent Transport Systems into the 5.9 GHz Band in Australia

15th March 2010

This submission outlines the FCAI’s response to that Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) paper, "Planning for intelligent transport systems – Proposals for the introduction... More…

Fuel Efficiency - Response to Public Discussion Paper

29th January 2010

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) provides the following submission in response to the Public Discussion Paper: Vehicle Fuel Efficiency, November 2008. The FCAI acknowledges that... More…

Submission to the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council on Consumer Rights – Statutory Implied Conditions and Warranties

1st July 2009

This submission has been prepared in response to the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council's (CCAAC) July 2009 Issues Paper, Consumer rights – Statutory implied conditions and... More…

Submission to the Review of Australia’s Future Tax System - March 2009

1st March 2009

The FCAI is the peak industry organisation representing vehicle manufacturers and importers of passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles in Australia. The FCAI notes that in... More…

Submission to the Review of Australia’s Automotive Industry

16th July 2008

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) provides the following submission to the Review of Australia’s Automotive Industry. The FCAI is the peak industry organisation representing... More…

Voluntary Code of Practice for Motor Vehicle Advertising

1st October 2007

The Voluntary Code of Practice for Motor Vehicle Advertising has been instituted by FCAI as a means of industry self-regulation of motor vehicle advertising in Australia.  The primary purpose... More…

Can my vehicle operate on Ethanol blend petrol?

1st June 2006

The Australian Government has limited the level of ethanol in petrol in Australia to a maximum of 10%, or E10. Most new and many older vehicle models can run on ethanol blended petrol. Vehicle... More…

Information on biodiesel

1st June 2006

Not all vehicles are compatible with Biodiesel. Vehicle owners should confirm with the manufacturer if their vehicle is suitable for use with Biodiesel. Biodiesel blended fuels need to be properly... More…

FCAI Response to Vehicle Emissions Discussion Paper

1st January 1970

Overview: The Australian automotive industry is committed to continuing to make a strong contribution to national efforts to reduce the impact of global climate change. Australia is a small... More…