How to become an AFSACS provider

In Victoria, only businesses with an Alternative Fuel Systems Assessment and Certification Scheme (AFSACS) Agreement in place are approved to work on vehicles fitted with gas fuel systems. On this page you’ll find information on the requirements and fees for entering into an AFSACS Agreement with VicRoads.

To work in Victoria on vehicles that are fitted with gas fuel systems, you must enter into an Alternative Fuel Systems Assessment and Certification Scheme (AFSACS) Agreement with VicRoads. This scheme replaces the former requirement to be registered with the Automotive Alternative Fuels Registration Board, known as AAFRB (on 1 January 2020, responsibility for regulating and supporting the alternative fuels industry transferred from AAFRB to VicRoads).

Requirements

Before you can be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you meet the site requirements for becoming an AFSAC provider.  These are set out in our AFSACs provider facilities and equipment checklist below:

If you meet the site and equipment requirements, you will need to complete and sign an AFSACS Agreement. This involves obtaining:

Insurances

  • Public liability insurance for an amount of $20 million per claim
  • Professional indemnity insurance from a provider approved by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) in an amount not less than $5 million per claim

Police checks

  • National police checks that are not less than three months old for the registered business owner and all Associate Technicians listed on the Agreement

Proof of qualifications

  • You must provide proof of all qualifications that you have specified for each Associate Technician listed in your Agreement.  

VicRoads will not consider an application until all required documentation is provided.

As a new applicant, you will need to pay an application fee. 

Once you have been approved as an AFSACS provider, you will need to pay an annual fee. Your annual AFSACS provider fee covers you for one calendar year.

Current fees

Fee type Cost
Application fee $712.80
Annual provider fee $392.00
Compliance plates $53.25

*Costs displayed include GST.

Below you’ll find the Alternative Fuel Systems Assessment and Certification Scheme Agreement that you need to complete:

To help you complete the requirements, you might find our AFSACS Agreement checklist useful:

Once you have completed your Agreement and collected all required supporting documentation, please mail it to:

Vehicle Safety & Registration Services
VicRoads
60 Denmark Street
KEW VIC 3101

Need help or advice?

Queries about applying for an Alternative Fuel Systems Assessment and Certification Scheme Agreement should be directed to VicRoads’ Vehicle Safety & Registration Services team. 

They’re available between 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Friday by emailing [email protected] or calling 1300 309 571.

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