Australian Design Rules overlapping regulations review

Through a public consultation process, the Australian Government is exploring opportunities to streamline the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) by adopting an ‘opt-out’ regulatory approach that accepts UN Regulations and standards from ‘trusted’ or designated economies, unless demonstrated to be unsuitable for Australian conditions. Streamlining ADRs may benefit businesses and consumers, streamline vehicle supply and improve transparency and accountability for regulators.


We invite you to register your details to receive notifications about this public consultation.

Privacy Statement

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department) is collecting personal information for the purposes of public consultation on the ‘Australian Design Rules overlapping regulations review’, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

The department will use your personal information to inform you about news and updates relating to the publication consultation and will store this information securely. The department may also use your personal information to inform decision making on other vehicle standards.

The department may also disclose information within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.

The department’s privacy policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the department. The Privacy Officer can be contacted on (02) 6274 6495.