Australian Design Rule ADR 35 Commercial Vehicle Braking Systems - Victoria


You will be required to comply with Australian Design Rule 35 if you intend to manufacture a motor vehicle that is a:

  • forward control passenger vehicle
  • off road passenger vehicle
  • passenger car.

These motor vehicles must be fitted with a compliant system of electronic stability control.

This Australian Design Rule (ADR) is referred to in the Catalogue of ADRs (3rd Edition) as ADR 35/03 Commercial Vehicle Brake Systems. The function of this ADR is to specify braking requirements under normal and emergency conditions.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Safety Victoria

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Phone: 03 9655 6611