Australia window tint laws are different in certain territories and states. This article provides all relevant information about window tinting laws in Queensland (QLD).
Queensland Window Tint Laws
- Windshield: Only uppermost 10% 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 Queensland (QLD) 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, back side windows and rear window may have 20% VLT or more if vehicle has two rear view mirrors, or 35% if no mirrors are present.
Goods vehicles can have any tint darkness on windows behind driver.
Other QLD 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 any side windows or rear window is tinted vehicle must have dual exterior rear view mirrors.
- Factory-made glass on windshields may have up to 75% VLT, or 70% for vehicles built before 1971.
- Tint on vehicle’s interior windows must have over 70% VLT when factory made, and no less than 35% with aftermarket tint.
Queensland tint law sources:
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads: Minor Modifications (Vehicle Standards Instruction G19.7) (document current as of February 2019; .pdf file, 412kb, see page 5.
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – Vehicle standards guidelines and type permits: Guideline for the installation of non-standard tinting materials to light motor vehicles in Queensland (scroll to Form 29; .pdf file, 50kb; alternate link – last retrieved January 2020).