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% of the windshield or area above wipers 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 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.
No aftermarket window tint is permitted on windshields, but factory-made windshields may have up to 70% VLT.
Windows directly adjacent to driver’s seat or front side windows may have up to 35% VLT.
Back side windows and rear window may have 20% VLT. If vehicle does not have two rear-view mirrors then 35% is legal.
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 20% 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.