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Approved Seatbelt Standards - Victoria


You will be required to comply with the relevant standard if you manufacture seatbelts for a motor vehicle.

The seatbelt must comply with the standard as it was in force at the time of manufacture, or any later version of that standard. The seatbelt must also be marked in accordance with the standard, certifying its compliance. A relevant standard is any of the following:

  • Australian Standard AS E35.1-1970 Seat Belt Assemblies for Motor Vehicles
  • Australian Standard AS 2596:2003 Seat Belt Assemblies for Motor Vehicles (Code of Practice Superseded)
  • Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 4/00 - Seatbelts) 2006.

The standard for seatbelt installation into a personally imported vehicle are outlined in the regulations.

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 Safety Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety Road Rules 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Planning


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