Australia window tint laws are different in certain territories and states. This article provides all relevant information about window tinting laws in Victoria (Vic) state.
Victoria Window Tint Laws:
- Windshield: Only uppermost 10% or 65mm of the windshield may be tinted.
- Front side windows: Must have more than 35% VLT.
- Back side windows: Must have more than 35% VLT.
- Rear window: Must have more than 35% VLT.
In Victoria windscreens may only have a tinted strip on top, equaling to 65mm, less than 10% of total windshield area, or the portion of the windshield above the reach of windshield wipers, whichever is greater.
Front side windows, back side windows and rear window may have must not block more than 65% of total light, or 35% VLT.
In Victoria and based on VicRoads recommendation it is “desirable” for windows to the side and ahead of the driver to have over 70% VLT, but legally speaking 35% is permitted.
Other Victoria window tint regulations:
- Reflectance of window film must be under 10%.
- Factory-made glass on windshields may have up to 75% VLT, or 70% if manufactured before July 1971.
- Windows on some buses which are not in driver’s field of view may have any tint darkness.
Victoria tint law source:
VicRoads Window Tinting (.pdf file; mirror).
Our information about Victoria Window Tint Laws was last updated in 2016 and 2017. Our articles are constantly checked for accuracy by our partnered Australian traffic law experts, but in case any of our info provided is not up to date or correct be sure to contact us so we can fix it. Thanks!
Car window tint laws in Australia:
Each AU state or territory has its own rules and regulations, and violating vehicle equipment laws may get you in trouble when visiting other parts of the country.
See our main Australia Window Tint Laws page for an overview of car tinting laws for all territories and states and to find out if Victoria Window Tint Laws are legal in other parts of Australia.
More AU tint laws info:
- AU Vehicle Design Codes - see AU vehicle classification to learn if you can tint below limits.
- Jurisdictions - learn which state or territory laws apply to you.
- Penalties - fines and other penalties for violating vehicle equipment laws in Australia.
- Factory Tint - some car windows are already tinted, find out if yours are.
To learn more about window tint and laws be sure to check some of our articles!