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 change in November 2018.
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 Australian Capital Territory 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!
- Tint Darkness Percent Examples – find out how VLT works and how various levels of light transmission look.
- Benefits of Tinting Car Windows – aside from aesthetic reasons there are functional benefits to tinted windows.
- How to Clean Tinted Windows – see how to properly clean tinted windows to preserve foil longevity.