This page provides links to information addressing vehicle standards, vehicle recalls, transportation of dangerous goods, and more. Please follow the links below for details on the topic of interest.

  • This links to the Federal Register of Legislation to a compilation of the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989.

  • The Australian Design Rules (ADRs) are national standards for vehicle safety, anti–theft and emissions. The ADRs are generally performance based and cover issues such as occupant protection, structures, lighting, noise, engine exhaust emissions, braking and a range of miscellaneous items.

  • The Administrator's Circulars provide guidance and information on the administrative arrangements that supports the vehicle certification process. They cover policy and procedures to assist manufacturers meet their legislative requirements.

  • Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) series provide information on the design manufacture sale modification maintenance import and repair of road vehicles.

  • Vehicle standards bulletin 1, version 5 has been released.

  • This booklet has been archived on Trove. It was produced to assist Emergency Rescue Personnel by providing information about vehicles equipped with driver, passenger and side airbags and pyrotechnic seatbelt pretensioners as supplemental restraint systems.