Australia window tint laws are different in certain territories and states. This article provides all relevant information about window tinting laws in Northern Territory (NT).
Northern Territory Window Tint Laws
- Windshield: Only uppermost 10% of windshield may be tinted.
- Front side windows: Must have more than 35% VLT.
- Back side windows: Must have more than 15% VLT.
- Rear window: Must have more than 15% VLT.
In Northern Territory (NT) windshields may only have a tinted strip on top, equaling to either 10% of total windshield area, or the portion of the windshield above the reach of windshield wipers, whichever is greater.
Front side windows must have a minimum of 35% light transmittance, or block 65% of total light.
All windows behind driver (rear side windows, rear window) may have 15% light transmission or more.
Tinting windows below 70% VLT requires having left and right external rear view mirrors.
Other NT tint laws:
- Reflective or mirror-like tinted film is not permitted above 10% reflectance value.
- Front windscreen may have 70% VLT in case vehicle was manufactured before 1971.
- Interior car windows must have over 70% light transmission.
- Any coating or tint applied to vehicle windows and windscreens must be non reflective (i.e. reflectance must not exceed 10%) and must be uniform (i.e. no distortion or bubbling).
- Certain heavy vehicles, buses and goods-carrying vehicles may have any window tint percentage behind driver; see Australian Vehicle Design Codes to see if your vehicle qualifies.
NT tint law sources:
Northern Territory Government, Vehicle Standards for Registration, Window Tinting Standards.
These Northern Territory tinting laws are effective since 21 December, 2015.