National Stationary Noise Test Procedures for In-Service Motor Vehicles - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you are the registered owner of a motor vehicle or the owner / driver of an unregistered motor vehicle that is used on a highway.

You will also need to abide by this standard if you are the occupier of any premises that sells any equipment, facility, instrument, device or any new vehicle required to be fitted or equipped with any device or equipment that minimises the emission of noise.

This manual has been compiled from various sources for use by the Agency in its enforcement of maximum exhaust noise levels of vehicles. It provides sectors of industry and government with a comprehensive list of engine speeds for use in performing measurements of noise levels of motor vehicles by the stationary test method.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

National Transport Commission

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection (Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2013 (Victoria)

Contact details

General Enquiries
National Transport Commission


03 9236 5000


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