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The benefits of joining AASRA

joining aasra

The Australian Automotive Service & Repair Authority (AASRA) is the result of years of industry lobbying to secure Right-To-Repair Legislation in Australia.

AASRA is your gateway to genuine service and repair information for cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles manufactured on or after January 1, 2002, up to current models.

Motor Vehicle Service & Repair Information Sharing Scheme All service and repair information provided to automotive dealerships must be made available to Australian Aftermarket repairers.

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This includes service manuals, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, repair methods, diagnostic software and hardware (J2534 pass-Thru). Each car manufacturer or importer must publish their pricing (Scheme Offer) on the AASRA website (

Joining AASRA

After joining AASRA for $90 per year (excl. GST), you can register with any car company, and purchase access for a day, month, or year. One-day access to popular brands costs approximately $18 to $35. A few brands marked “NPB” on our website allow direct registration. For security information (key codes etc.) you need to add Vehicle Security Professional to your account ($210+).

EV – Hybrid

If you work on high voltage systems (EV, hybrids), you must possess an appropriate EV training certificate and submit it to AASRA (e.g.AURETH101). Currently, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo block all access, regardless of model, unless you have an EV certificate. This is due to their inability to isolate information with high voltage.

Workshop efficiency

If effectively utilised, Aftermarket workshops can complete more repairs, avoid sending work to dealers, and increase their efficiency. If you save 30 minutes, you will be well ahead. With labour shortages, working smarter to get jobs completed quicker is how to increase productivity.

Problem vehicles

A workshop could use a J2534 VCI and run the genuine software across the vehicle (Health Check), identify each DTC, its description, TSBs, and whether or not each controller’s software is up-to-date. This results in a quicker resolution for problem vehicles.

Genuine scan tools and software

If you specialise in specific brands, European or 4WD vehicles, you may want to purchase the genuine dealer scan tool and its software. Pricing is on our site. AASRA works with the ACCC, who ensure compliance with the Legislation and takes enforcement action where appropriate. Fines range up to $10 million. AASRA is a non-profit organisation set up under the Legislation as the Scheme Adviser.

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