Australia window tint laws are different in certain territories and states. This article provides all relevant information about window tinting laws in Tasmania (Tas).
Tasmania Window Tint Laws:
- Windshield: Only uppermost 10% of windshield may be tinted, with any darkness.
- 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 Tasmania (TAS) 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 next to driver and front passenger must have at least 35% visible light transmission. Windows behind driver (rear side windows, rear window) may have 20% light transmission or more but only if vehicle has rear vision mirrors on both sides of the vehicle (if no side mirrors, 35% is allowed).
Rear window may have any tint darkness only if the vehicle is designed primarily for the carriage of goods. Regular passenger vehicles should have over 20% VLT with side mirrors or 35% without.
Other Tasmania 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 built before 1971.
- Factory-made windshields can have 70% light transmission value or more (no aftermarket tint may be applied though).
- 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 vehicles such as buses, stretch limousine, ambulance, hearse, and goods-carrying vehicles like trucks or vans may have any window tint percentage behind driver.
- 5% tint variance is permitted when measured
Tasmania tint law source:
Tasmanian Legislation, Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Standards) Regulations, Part 5 – General Safety Requirements, Division 1 – All Vehicles, Section 47: Window Tinting.
Tasmanian tinting laws are in effect since July 2014, with latest update in November 2018.