NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA
MOTOR VEHICLES (STANDARDS) REGULATIONS 2003 – AUSTRALIAN VEHICLE STANDARDS RULES
Table of provisions
Schedule 6 Australian Vehicle Standards Rules
Made as part of the Motor Vehicles (Standards) Regulations 2003 under the Motor Vehicles Act 1949.
regulation 27Standards Rules set standards that vehicles must comply with to be driven on roads and road-related areas.
The ADRs (Australian Design Rules) are rules for designing and building vehicles. Imported vehicles must also comply with the ADRs.
The Vehicle Standards require a vehicle that is subject to an ADR when built or imported to continue to comply with the ADR.
The Vehicle Standards also apply certain other standards (adopted standards) that are intended to complement the ADRs.
The ADRs do not cover:
• vehicles built before 1969
• combinations of vehicles of any age
• every safety feature for vehicles built between 1969 and 1988.
These matters are covered by the Vehicle Standards.
In most cases, if a vehicle complies with the Vehicle Standards, it is suitable for road use.