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The Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules form the basis for each state and territory to implement their own Vehicle Standards Rules.

Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules

The Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules (ALVSRs) are based on the Australian Design Rules (the ADRs) that are developed and administered by the Commonwealth. The ALVSRs require vehicles that are subject to ADRs when they are being built or imported to continue to comply with the ADR. The ALVSRs also have combination requirements, such as some dimensional limits, which are not specified in the ADRs.

The NTC reviews the Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules annually.

Background

The ALVSRs were developed in consultation with relevant stakeholders, including road agencies, automotive industry bodies and representatives, police and road safety experts, motoring organisations and members of the public.

ALVSRs are a model law and do not have any legal effect. The ALVSRs form the basis for each state and territory to implement their own Vehicle Standards Rules.

To find out more, contact your state or territory road transport agency.

Note:

The ALVSRs 2015 replaced the Australian Vehicle Standards Rules 1999 (AVSRs).

Australian heavy vehicle standards are now included in the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (HV-VSNR).

As a result of the instruction of the HV-VSNR the AVSRs were redrafted to become the ALVSRs and only apply to light vehicles.

Publications

The latest consolidation of the Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules 2015 can be found here

Last Updated: 17/11/2016