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Since 1999, the NMVTRC has driven the vehicle theft reform process in Australia.

The fifth formal review of the NMVTRC’s operations valued the community benefit of NMVTRC-initiated reforms over the past five years at more than $276 million, representing a benefit-cost ratio of 24:1 for the investment by governments and insurers.

The 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 the 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


Geoff Hughes
Chief Executive


Christine Pejic
Program Manager

Caitlin Hrambanis
Projects and Communications

Danielle Meagher
Administration Officer

Recent reform highlights

  • The continued development and success of our collaboration with Mission Australia and the Suncorp Group in Synergy Repairs, the world's first commercial enterprise delivering on-the-job technical training, work experience and support to young car crime offenders.
  • The successful launch of our Car Security Begins at Home program to raise community awareness of the need to keep keys and transponders safe from would-be home burglars.
  • The public release of the results of the most comprehensive compliance audit of the management of separated vehicle parts and vehicle related scrap, clearly demonstrating the need for major reform.
  • The continued success of Operation Bounce Back, the NMVTRC's public education partnership with local government in theft hot spots around the country.
  • Northern Territory's adoption of the NMVTRC’s revised damage assessment criteria for written-off vehicles, bringing them into line with other jurisdictions.
  • The number of vehicles now bearing the NMVTRC-endorsed secure compliance label passing the four million mark.
  • Almost 13 million vehicle status checks being made via the Personal Property Securities Register and Vehicle Information Request System in 2015.

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