The Australian Bicycle Council is the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2005 - 2010.
The Australian Design Rules (ADRs) are national standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions. The standards apply to vehicles new, imported as new or second hand vehicles.
The Australian Vehicle Standards Rules and Australian Design Rules (ADR) govern the design and construction of new vehicles. Includes information about National Heavy Vehicle Dimensions.
Austroads is the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic authorities. Austroads members are the six Australian state and two territory road transport and traffic authorities, the Department for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), and Transit New Zealand.
Compare the fuel consumption of different vehicles sold in Australia between 1986 and 2003. The Fuel Consumption Guide database includes passenger cars and four-wheel drives, and light commercial vehicles up to 2.7 tonnes gross vehicle mass.
This site gives an overview of how businesses can cut their fuel costs by registering for fuel tax credits. The site also provides useful links and information that will assist employers in completing the fuel tax credit labels on their business activity statements.
Under the new Fuel Tax Act 2006, which applies from 1 July 2006, businesses wishing to seek a fuel tax credit for the use of diesel fuel in a heavy road vehicle must satisfy one of four environmental criteria to be eligible for the credit. The environmental criteria apply to diesel vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass which are used in an on-road business activity.
The Green Vehicle Guide allows you to see the environmental ratings of new and old vehicles sold in Australia. You can use the guide to see how vehicles compare on greenhouse and air pollution emissions and fuel consumption.
Vehicle importing and certification requirements for those wanting to import vehicles into Australia.
IAP uses the Global Navigational Satellite System to monitor heavy vehicles’ road use, giving transport operators flexible access to the Australian road network to suit their specific business and operational needs.
The LPG Vehicle Scheme provides grants for the LPG conversion of a registered motor vehicle or the purchase of a new vehicle fitted with LPG prior to first registration, subject to eligibility criteria.
The RAWS site enables members of the general public to search for Registered Automotive Workshops (RAWs) actively participating in the Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme (RAWS) and for vehicles that have been fitted with a "used import plate".
Department for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government contributes to the development of informed road safety policies by collecting and disseminating national road crash statistics, producing research and public information materials, and providing evidence-based advice on a range of road safety issues.
The Road Vehicle Certification System (RVCS) allows vehicle manufacturers to electronically certify that the vehicles that they supply to the Australian market meet prescribed safety standards specified in the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). To use RVCS you must be registered.
Department for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government index page including links to information on road transport and vehicles legislation; road transport regulation and operation; vehicle safety standards, importing a motor vehicle, vehicle design rules and certification; transport for people with disabilities and vehicle emissions, noise and energy issues.
Transport Certification Australia Limited (TCA) is supporting the development and implementation of the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) and ensuring that IAP Service Providers are certified and audited. The IAP is a voluntary program which provides heavy vehicles with access, or improved access, to the Australian road network in return for monitoring of compliance with specific access conditions by vehicle telematics solutions.
The Truck Buyers Guide can help business owners who require a small-medium sized truck, but do not have a detailed knowledge of truck specifications and performance. It provides a step by step guide to help you make a well informed choice that suits your business needs while minimising fuel consumption.
Links to Vehicle Standards, Vehicle Recalls and Vehicle Safety Measures.
Publications in the Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) series provide information on the design, manufacture, sale, modification, maintenance, import and repair of road vehicles. The term "road vehicles" includes both motor vehicles and trailers.