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ADR Amdt 9 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as made
This instrument amends the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule - Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005 to specify matters, such as definitions of key terms, which apply in common to particular ADRs. It contains material that needs to be read in conjunction with particular ADRs in order to establish rights and obligations to which those rules give rise.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 40
Registered 13 May 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Aug-2016
Tabled Senate30-Aug-2016
Date of repeal 15 May 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005 Amendment 9

I, PAUL FLETCHER, Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects, determine this vehicle standard under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.





Dated         23/04/2016

















Paul Fletcher


Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government




1.               legislative provisions. 3

2.               amendment of vehicle standard.. 3

Schedule 1. 3


1.                                          legislative provisions

1.1.                                    Name of Legislative Instrument

1.1.1.                              This instrument is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005 Amendment 9.

1.2.                                    Commencement

1.2.1.                              This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

2.                                          amendment of vehicle standard

2.1.                                    The changes specified in Schedule 1 amend Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.


Schedule 1

[1]               Clause 3. DEFINITIONS amend to read:


POINT OF ARTICULATION - any of the following:

a)      the vertical axis of a kingpin used with a ‘Fifth Wheel Coupling’;

b)      the vertical axis of rotation of a ‘Fifth Wheel Coupling’;

c)      the vertical axis of rotation of a ‘Turntable’;

d)     in relation to a ‘Dog Trailer’, the vertical axis of rotation of the front ‘Axle Group’ of the trailer;

e)      in relation to a ‘Semi-trailer’, the imaginary vertical line passing through the pivot point for a coupling fitted to the semitrailer.