About the fact sheet
To help improve Australia’s air quality, the Australian Government has introduced emissions standards for outdoor power equipment and marine engines. Products included are:
- non-road spark ignition engines with maximum engine power at or below 19 kilowatts used in household and commercial operations
- spark ignition engines used to propel marine vessels.
The standards do not apply to engines and equipment people already own, or to second-hand engines and equipment.
Examples of typical products covered by the emissions standards
|Air compressor||Brick/concrete saw||Inboard engine|
|Brick elevator||Concrete vibrator/deaerator||Jet boat engine|
|Cherry picker/scissor lift||Engines for non-road equipment||Outboard engine|
|Concrete grinder||Garden edger||Personal watercraft|
|Concrete mixer||Hammer drill||Sterndrive engine|
|Firefighting/water pump||Hedge trimmer||Water scooter|
|Go kart||Leaf/vacuum blower|
|Lawn aerator/corer||Posthole borer/auger|
|Leaf/garden vacuum (walk behind)||Powered broom|
|Log splitter||Trowel machine (concrete)|
|Mini loader||Whipper snipper/line trimmer|
|Slasher (ride on)|
This list is not exhaustive and is for guidance only. It is the engine which is subject to the emissions standards, whether imported or supplied as an engine alone or in equipment.