Registrable Light Vehicle Standards - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with these standards if you manufacture, modify or assess registrable light vehicles. Vehicles must comply with these standards and Australian Design Rules set out in Schedule 1 of the regulations if they are to be driven on roads or road related areas. These standards encompass a wide range of a vehicles features including but not limited to:

  • turning ability
  • drivers view and vehicle controls
  • child restraint anchorages
  • horns
  • mirrors
  • size and capacity of wheels and tyres.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be needed.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulations 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Road Transport Authority

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Road Transport Authority

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Mailing address: PO BOX 582
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602
Phone: 13 22 81
Website: Access Canberra - Transport (Opens in new window)