and Drainlayers Board
New Zealand’s new self-contained vehicles (SCV) system began on 7 December 2023.
Changes were made to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006 and the Freedom Camping Act 2011 to establish a new regulatory system for certifying and registering SCVs used for freedom camping. The changes were made to strengthen the rules around freedom camping and protect Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural environment.
The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayer’s Board is the regulator of the SCV system.
To learn about the SCV system and how it applies to you, select the relevant button below.
The Board consulted on the proposed Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board (Motor Vehicle Inspections) Notice 2023 (the Notice) between 29 September and 18 October 2023.
Thank you to all that provided their feedback.
The Board has decided to make the Notice, amended following feedback received during consultation.
You can also access a copy of the Board's recommended vehicle inspection form (containing the details the Notice requires to be recorded during an inspection).
A summary of submissions received will be available here soon.