Western Australia Window Tint Laws

Australia window tint laws are different in certain territories and states. This article provides all relevant information about window tinting laws in Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Western Australia 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 20% VLT.
  • Rear window: Must have more than 20% VLT.

In Western Australia (WA) 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 over 35% VLT.

All windows to the rear of the driver (referenced as behind B-pillar in laws) including back side windows and rear window may have 20% VLT or more. In case tint darkness on these windows is less than 35% VLT dual rear view mirrors are required.

Other WA tint laws:

  • Reflective or mirror-like tinted film is not permitted above 10% reflectance level.
  • Bubbled, damaged, discoloured or otherwise deteriorated film which impacts driver’s vision is not allowed.
  • If rear windows are tinted below 35% VLT vehicle must have dual exterior rear view mirrors.
  • WA allows medical exemptions for car window tint; contact Vehicle Safety and Standards in Department of Transport for more information.

WA tint law source:

Government of Western Australia, Department of Transport, Driver and Vehicle Services – Vehicle Safety Standards Information Bulletin (.pdf file, 167kb; mirror link).

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Car window tint laws in Australia:

Australia window tint laws

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 Western Australia 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.

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