The Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules (ALVSRs) are model rules that regulate in-service vehicle standards for light vehicles. They form the basis for each state and territory to implement in their own Vehicle Standards Rules.
The ALVSRs cover areas such as light vehicle emissions and car safety standards. They are based on the Australian Design Rules (the ADRs) that are developed and administered by the Commonwealth. The ALVSRs require vehicles that are subject to ADRs when they are being built or imported to continue to comply with the ADRs. They also have combination requirements, such as some dimensional limits, which are not specified in the ADRs.
We review the Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules each year.