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Since 1999, the NMVTRC has driven the vehicle theft reform process in Australia. The sixth formal review of the NMVTRC’s operations estimates the benefits of the NMVTRC reforms exceed community and stakeholder costs by $220 million dollars, with each $1 invested earning $2.20 of benefits and a benefit cost ratio of 19:3.

A short video below outlines the NMVTRC's goals and vision for a 'secure system' approach to combating vehicle crime

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David Morgan
Independent Chair

Mark Borlace
RAA (SA) (Australian Automobile Association)
James Hurnall
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

Bob Hill
Victoria Police (Lead Ministers for NMVTRC Business)
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Geoff Gwilym
VACC (Motor Trades Association of Australia)

Karl Sullivan
Insurance Council of Aust.
Rob Bartlett
Rob Bartlett
Suncorp Group
(Insurance Council of Aust.)


Andrew Lee
Department of Transport WA (Austroads)

Our people


Christine Pejic
Program Manager

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Geoff Hughes
Chief Executive
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Caitlin Hrambanis
Projects and Communications
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Danielle Meagher
Administration Officer

Recent reform highlights

  • Synergy Repairs presented with the IAATI award for outstanding contributions by individual or team in the reduction or deterrence of motor vehicle theft in Australia. , the world's first commercial enterprise delivering on-the-job technical training, work experience and support to young car crime offenders.
  • Austroads released the results of its joint project with the NMVTRC on how the national vehicle registration framework could be modified to enable the better management of ELVs.
  • The Scrap Metal Industry Act commenced operation in NSW in March 2017 and requires persons dealing in scrap metal to register with NSW Police, bans cash transactions and imposes a range of obligations on participants to maintain certain records and report suspicious activity
  • After its re-introduction in 2017, Operation Bounce Back, the NMVTRC's public education partnership with local government continues its success.
  • The NMVTRC hosted a national workshop of stakeholder subject matter experts and communications specialists to examine prevailing issues and contribute to the development of a set of consistent, appropriate key messages that would be suitable for use across all partner organisations’ communications with motorists and the broader community
  • The operator of the PPSR, the Australian Financial Security Authority, announced that search fees would reduce to just $2 (down from $3.40) after a cost recovery review.

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