Australian Design Rules - Australian Government


You must comply with these design rules if you intend to design, manufacture, import or sell motor vehicles.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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.

Other resources

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Act(s) name

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 AG

Regulation(s) name

Motor Vehicle Standards (Approval to Place Used Import Plates) Guidelines 2006 AG

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Surface Transport Policy

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

Surface Transport Policy

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Phone: 1800 075 001
Phone: 02 6274 7111