Australia window tint laws are different in certain territories and states. This article provides all relevant information about window tinting laws in Western Australia (WA).
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.