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ADR 61/00 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as made
This is a vehicle standard determined under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 providing requirements for vehicle marking.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
General Comments: This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 61/00 — Vehicle Marking that is: (a) made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and (b) in force at the commencement of this Standard. This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 61/00 — Vehicle Marking, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 40
Registered 14 Sep 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Oct-2006
Tabled Senate09-Oct-2006

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 61/00 – Vehicle Marking) 2006

I, JAMES ERIC LLOYD, Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, determine this vehicle standard under subsection 7 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

 

 

 

 

Dated               3 September 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[SIGNED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Eric Lloyd

 

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads


 

CONTENTS

 

61.0.      legislative provisions............................................................................ 3

Purpose and SCOPE.................................................................................................. 3

APPLICABILITY.............................................................................................................. 3

61.1.      DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 4

61.2.      IDENTIFICATION NUMBER............................................................................ 4

61.3.      'COMPLIANCE PLATE'..................................................................................... 5

61.4.      ENGINE NUMBER............................................................................................ 5

61.5.      VEHICLE PLATE............................................................................................... 5

61.6.      REGISTRATION PLATES AND LABEL holders........................................ 6

61.7.      VISIBILITY OF TRAY....................................................................................... 7

 


61.0.                                legislative provisions

61.0.1.                          NAME OF STANDARD

61.0.1.1.                    This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 61/00 – Vehicle Marking) 2006.

61.0.1.2.                    This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 61/00 — Vehicle Marking.

61.0.2.                          COMMENCEMENT

61.0.2.1.                    This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

61.0.3.                          REPEAL

61.0.3.1.                    This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 61/00 — Vehicle Marking that is:

                        (a)        made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and

                        (b)        in force at the commencement of this Standard.

61.0.3.2.                    This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 61/00 — Vehicle Marking, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.

Purpose and SCOPE

                        This Australian Design Rule (ADR) is part of the Australian motor vehicle standards system and is a national standard for the purposes of the Motor Vehicle Standard Act 1989.

                        The function of this Australian Design Rule is to specify requirements for vehicle marking.

APPLICABILITY

                        This ADR applies to the design and construction of vehicles as set out in the table hereunder.

                        The Package 13 issue of the Rule permits ADR 43/01 as an "Acceptable Prior Rule".

                        Vehicles meeting the requirements of any of the "Acceptable Prior Rules" as shown below in the Applicability Table for a particular category shalt be deemed to comply with this Rule

                        ** provided that for ME, NC and "T group" vehicles the requirements of Clause 61.5 are met.


 

Vehicle Category

ADR Category Code *

UNECE Category Code *

Manufactured on or After

Acceptable Prior Rules

Moped 2 wheels

LA

L1

1 March 1992

43/01

Moped 3 wheels

LB

L2

1 March 1992

43/01

Motor cycle

LC

L3

1 March 1992

43/01

Motor cycle and sidecar

LD

L4

1 March 1992

43/01

Motor tricycle

LE

L5

1 March 1992

43/01

Passenger car

MA

M1

1 Jan 1992

43/01

Forward-control passenger vehicle

MB

M1

1 Jan 1992

43/01

Off-road passenger vehicle

MC

M1

1 Jan 1992

43/01

Light omnibus

MD

M2

 

 

 

up to 3.5 tonnes ‘GVM’ and up to 12 seats

   MD1

 

1 July 1991

43/01

 

up to 3.5 tonnes ‘GVM’ and more than 12 seats

   MD2

 

1 July 1991

43/01

 

over 3.5 tonnes and up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD3

 

1 July 1991

43/01

 

over 4.5 tonnes and up to 5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD4

 

1 July 1991

43/01

Heavy omnibus

ME

M3

1 July 1991

43/01 **

Light goods vehicle

NA

N1

1 July 1991

43/01

Medium goods vehicle

NB

N2

 

 

 

over 3.5 tonnes up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB1

 

1 July 1991

43/01

 

over 4.5 tonnes up to 12 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB2

 

1 July 1991

43/01

Heavy goods vehicle

NC

N3

1 July 1991

43/01 **

Very light trailer

TA

O1

1 July 1991

43/01 **

Light trailer

TB

O2

1 July 1991

43/01 **

Medium trailer

TC

O3

1 July 1991

43/01 **

Heavy trailer

TD

O4

1 July 1991

43/01 **

61.1.                                DEFINITIONS

61.1.1.                          Refer to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.

61.2.                                IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

61.2.1.                          Every vehicle shall have a unique `Vehicle Identification Number'. The `Vehicle Identification Number' shall comply with the requirements of

61.2.1.1.                    ISO 3779, "Road Vehicles – Vehicle identification number (VIN) - Content and structure" (Ref. No. ISO 3779 - 1983 (E) );

61.2.1.2.                    ISO 3780, "Road Vehicles – World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI) code' (Ref. No. ISO 3790 - 1993 (E)), and

61.2.1.3.                    ISO 4030, "Road Vehicles – Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - Location and attachment" (Ref. No. ISO 4030 - 198           (E)), except that

61.2.1.3.1.              it is permissible to locate the 'Vehicle Identification Number' on the left-hand side of the vehicle; and

61.2.1.3.2.              Clause 4.2 of the ISO 4030 Standard is not applicable in Australia.

61.2.2.                          Alternative Standards

61.2.2.1.                    The technical requirements of FMVSS 115 - "Vehicle Identification Number" (44 FR 17,498 to 17 or 48 FR 22,569 to 22,572; as amended by 50 FR 4„222) shall be deemed to be equivalent in application to the requirements specified in Clause 61.2.1 above.

61.2.2.2.                    The technical and administrative requirements of Australian Standard MP 55-1988 "VIN Codes" shall be deemed to be equivalent in application to the requirements specified in Clause 61.2.1 above, except that

61.2.2.2.1.              it is permissible to locate the 'Vehicle Identification Number’ on the left-hand side of the vehicle.

61.2.3.                          Reporting

The ‘manufacturer’ shall furnish a list of ‘Vehicle Identification Numbers' to the ‘Administrator’ or his designated nominee at agreed periodical intervals.

61.3.                                'COMPLIANCE PLATE'

                        Every motor vehicle and every applicable trailer shall bear an 'Approved' 'Compliance Plate' which shall be placed in a conspicuous position on the vehicle.

61.4.                                ENGINE NUMBER

An identification number shall be legible and permanently stamped, cast, laser engraved or a combination of these upon the main component of the engine at the time of its manufacture and such numbers shall be located where it can be readily seen when the engine is installed in the motor vehicle for which it was intended.

61.5.                                VEHICLE PLATE

On every ME, NC and T group vehicle there shall be permanently affixed a plate mounted in a prominent position containing information in accordance with the following requirements:

61.5.1.                          The information shall be embossed, indented, etched or engraved on a durable label which is welded, riveted or otherwise permanently attached in a readily visible position.

61.5.2.                          The information shall be in the English language in block letters and numerals which shall not be less than 2.5 mm in height, and shall comprise:

Manufacturer’s’ Name;

Vehicle Model;

'Vehicle Identification Number';

Date of Manufacture’ – unless fitted with a ‘Compliance Plate’

'Gross Combination Mass' (kg) - for NC Category vehicles;

Maximum towing capacity (ie the 'Aggregate Trailer Mass' for which the towing vehicle is designed) (kg) for ME Category vehicles;

'Aggregate Trailer Mass' (kg) - for trailers.

61.5.3.                          In the rase of a heavy goods vehicle designed for use in a `Road Train' or `B-Double' the words 'ROAD TRAIN" and/or "B-DOUBLE".

61.5.4.                          In the case of a trailer designed for use in a 'Road Train' up to 125t 'Gross Combination Mass', the words "ROAD TRAIN TRAILER".

61.5.5.                          Additional information may be included at the discretion of the ‘Manufacturer’

61.6.                                REGISTRATION PLATES AND LABEL holders

61.6.1.                          Registration Plates

61.6.11            All Vehicles other than L-Group Vehicles:

61.6.1.1.1.              provision shall be made for mounting a registration plate (as shown in Figure 1) to be affixed to the rear of the vehicle so that no part of such plate will be more than 1,300 mm from the ground.

61.6.1.1.2.              provision shall be made for mounting a registration plate (as shown in Figure 1) to be affixed to the front of the motor vehicle forward of and parallel to the front ‘Axle’ so that no part of such registration plate will be more than 1,300 mm from the ground.

61.6.1.1.3.              no part of a vehicle, including its standard equipment, regular production options or `Equipment' shall be so located as to obscure any part of the registration plate(s).

61.6.1.2.                    L-Group Vehicles Only:

61.6.1.2.1.              provision shall be made for mounting a registration plate to the rear of the vehicle so that the centre of each registration plate shall not be low than 300 mm from the ground.

61.6.2.                          Label Holder

61.6.2.1.                    All vehicles, other than L-Group vehicles, which have no windscreen, shall have a holder for the registration label affixed to their left-hand side in such a position as to be clearly visible to a person facing the holder at a distance of 6 metres.

61.6.2.2.                    For L-Group vehicles, a holder for the registration label shall be affixed in a conspicuous position on the vehicle.

61.7.                                VISIBILITY OF TRAY

On every vehicle which, together with the `Equipment' thereof is 2.2 metres or more wide and which has a body of the tray type and does not have a `Rear Marking Plate' (refer to ADR 13/... 'Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices"), there shall be displayed by painting or otherwise across the full width of the rearmost portion of the tray of such vehicle, a horizontal band having a uniform depth of a least 75 mm and being white or silver in colour and clearly visible.

Figure 1

TOLERANCES:

External Dimensions                  ±1 mm

Diameter of Fixing Holes           ±0.5 mm

Other Dimensions                     ±0.5 mm

 



* The category code may also be in the format L1, LA etc.