Queensland Tint Laws

Queensland tint laws do not allow front windshield tinting. Front side windows may have 35% VLT tint. All windows behind driver may have 20% VLT.

Front Windshield

Top 10%

Front Side Windows

35% VLT

Back Side Windows

20% VLT

Rear Windshield

20% VLT

Window tint laws in Queensland (QLD) are very precise and easy to understand. The laws leave nothing for interpretation, and drivers should always stay within legal tint limits.

Front windshield tint is allowed only on top 10% of the window, or above the highest point swept by windshield wipers. There are no color restrictions. This does not prohibit installing clear and transparent frost glazing or UV shields.

Front side windows may have up to 35% VLT tint. This includes windows in front or immediate left or right of the driver seat.

All windows behind driver seat including back side windows and rear windshield may be tinted with at most 20% VLT.

Queensland Window Tint FAQ

What is VLT?

VLT stands for visible light transmission and determines how much light is blocked from passing through. For example 35% VLT would block 65% of light from coming through.

Is reflective tint allowed in Queensland?

Queensland tint laws do not permit using tint film with more than 10% reflectance. No distortion or bubbling is permitted either. For safety of other drivers we strongly suggest avoiding using any tint film with higher than normal glare.

Does window tint in Queensland require certificates or stickers?

There are no special certificate or sticker requirements for tint film in Queensland state.

Which vehicles can have rear windows tinted in Queensland?

Vehicles designed to carry goods, vehicle for which their construction doesn’t allow it, or vehicles in which there is no need to see through windows behind driver while driving may have any tint darkness on all windows behind driver. This includes trucks, vans, hearses, limousines, buses, utility or other similar vehicles. It does not include SUVs.

Can windows inside vehicles be tinted?

According to Queensland tint laws, any windows in the interior of the vehicle must legally have over 70% VLT if factory made, or over 35% VLT with aftermarket tinting.

Are side mirrors required in Queensland?

Side rear view mirrors (also called side wings) are required if any window behind driver is tinted below 35% VLT.

Tint Darkness Preview:

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Sources & References

You can verify all information about legal Queensland window tinting on the following:

  1. Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – Minor Modifications (page 5)
    https://australiatintlaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Queensland-Window-Tint-Laws.pdf
  2. Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – Vehicle standards guidelines – Installation of non-standard tinting materials on Light Vehicles
    https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Vehicle-standards-and-modifications/Vehicle-standards/Vehicle-standards-guidelines

Our legal experts keep Queensland tint laws continuously up to date. But, we always recommend verifying it with official sources above. All info provided on our website is for informational purposes only. No part should be considered as substitute for professional legal advice.

Last update: February 19, 2024.