Standards for Electrical Connections for Trailers - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to comply with one of these standards if you intend to install or repair electrical connectors between motor vehicles and trailers or if you intend to supply, sell or use trailers.

Any electrical connectors between motor vehicles and trailers for operation of the vehicle lights must comply with at least one of:

  • AS 2513-1982 Electrical Connections for Trailer Vehicles;
  • International Standards Organisation ISO 1185-1997;
  • Society of Automotive Engineers SAE J 560-1998; or
  • AS 4735-2003 Heavy Road Vehicles - Electrical connectors for articulated vehicles.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required by your business.

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.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply AS 2513-1982 Electrical Connections for Trailer Vehicles Opens in a new browser window
ISO 1185-1997 Opens in a new browser window
AS 4735-2003 Heavy Road Vehicles - Electrical connectors for articulated vehicles Opens in a new browser window

Society of Automotive Engineers SAE J 560-1998 - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Administering agency

Department of Transport
Transport Services
Driver and Vehicle Services

Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Vehicle Safety and Standards Section
Department of Transport
Transport Services
Driver and Vehicle Services

Operating address:
21 Murray Road South
Welshpool
Western Australia 6106

Phone:

131156

Fax:

08 92163899

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