Standards in State Library Victoria

Guide to Australian manufacturing standards, accounting standards, food code, building code and design rules

Australian Design Rules for motor vehicles and trailers

The Australian Design Rules (ADRs) are national standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions.

The standards apply to vehicles newly manufactured in Australia or imported as new or second hand vehicles, and supplied to the Australian market.

ADRs set out design standards for vehicle safety and emissions.

ADRs use United Nations vehicle categories and are "harmonised considerably with international standards” (ADR).

Australian Design Rules are published online by the  Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

Accessing  earlier print  issues in the Library

The Library holds older print copies of the Australian Design Rules which can be requested from onsite storage, using your State Library barcode