Australian Design Rule 65 / 00 - Maximum Road Speed Limiting for Heavy Goods Vehicles and Heavy Omnibuses - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this Australian Design Rule (ADR) if you intend to manufacture, supply or use a particular type of bus or heavy vehicle.

This ADR applies to buses, B-doubles or other heavy vehicles that were manufactured on or after 31 December 1987 and have a gross vehicle mass that exceeds 14.5 tonnes. The purpose of this ADR is to ensure certain heavy vehicles are restricted to a safe operational speed limit.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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.

Act(s) name

Interstate Road Transport Act 1985 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Interstate Road Transport Regulations 1986 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Surface Transport Policy

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Surface Transport Policy

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
Toll Free: 1800 075 001
Phone: 02 6274 7111