Vehicle standards information

All vehicles in Victoria need to conform to construction standards to ensure that drivers and passengers are provided with a minimum level of safety. 

Construction standards are detailed in the Vehicle Standards Information (VSI) Sheets below.  

These standards are complemented by the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) (External link) and the Commonwealth Vehicle Standards Bulletins (External link)


Note: the following Vehicle Standards are no longer current and should not be used to determine whether a vehicle meets construction standards. They’re for reference use only.

Modifications made to vehicles based on these documents are only valid if made prior to the corresponding “Valid until” date in column three below.

Number Title Valid until
No.8 Guide to modifications for motor vehicles [PDF 785 Kb] October 2011
No. 9 Registration requirements for light trailers manufactured
before July 1991 [PDF 409 Kb]
January 2016
No. 13 High mounted brake lamps [PDF 52 Kb]

For more information refer to Australian Design
Rule 60/00 - Centre High Mounted Stop Lamp (External link)
January 2016
No. 28 Internal roll bars and roll cages [PDF 215 Kb]

Note: In some circumstances, Club Permit Scheme Vehicles
can continue to have modifications made based
on this document. Refer to VSI Sheet No. 33 for more information

October 2011
No. 32 Heavy Vehicle Modifications [PDF 62 Kb] 10 February 2014

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