Windscreens and Window Tinting

The following standards are applied to all vehicles registered in the ACT and are consistent with Nationally accepted standards:

  1. Tinting or tinted film must not be reflective or mirror like.
  2. The windscreen must have a light transmission level of at least 70%. Windscreen glazing of a motor vehicle must not be coated in a way that reduces it’s luminous transmittance.
  3. Windows adjacent and rearward of the diver’s seating position must have a visible light transmission level of at least 35%.
  4. The light transmission requirements do not apply to a tinted or opaque band at the top of the windscreen providing it is above the portion of the windscreen swept by the wipers or its depth is no more than 10% of the depth of the windscreen.

image of car showing acceptable LT percentages for windows

There is no limit for windows to the rear of the driver if the vehicle is a light truck or commercial, or other goods carrying vehicles and buses.

Please Note: All vehicle windows that have glass that meets the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and has dark glass (also known as or called privacy glass) fitted cannot have any window film applied to it. All glazing that includes applied film is required to meet the 35 % LT rule.

image of commercial vehicles showing lt percentages