Australian Design Rule 80 - Emission Control for Heavy Vehicles - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this Australian Design Rule (ADR) if you intend to manufacture, supply or use heavy vehicles that are M or N category vehicles with a gross vehicle mass greater than 3.5 tonnes. M category vehicles are vehicles that are intended for passenger transport, N category vehicles are vehicles intended for goods / freight transport.

There are two sections of this design rule that apply and are intended to reduce and regulate emissions from heavy vehicles.

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, Cities and Regional Development

Surface Transport Policy

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Surface Transport Policy

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

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