Tasmania Tint Laws

Tasmania tint laws allow 70% VLT tint on front windshield. Front side windows may have 35% VLT tint. All windows behind driver may have 20% VLT.

Front Windshield

70% VLT

Front Side Windows

35% VLT

Back Side Windows

20% VLT

Rear Windshield

20% VLT

Window tint laws in Tasmania (Tas) are very clear and easy to understand and don’t leave much for interpretation.

Front windshield must have over 70% VLT. Any VLT is allowed only on top 10% of the window, or alternatively above the highest point swept by windshield wipers.

Front side windows may have 35% VLT tint film applied. Front side windows are those in front of, 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 20% VLT.

Tasmania is the only Australian territory that allows tinting front windshields.

Tasmania Window Tint FAQ

What does VLT stand for?

VLT stands for visible light transmission. This percentage determines how much light is blocked from passing through windows. For example, 35% VLT blocks 65% of total light from coming through.

Does Tasmania allow any tolerance when measuring tint darkness?

Tint meters devices are never 100% accurate. Tasmania allows 5% variance when measuring VLT.

Is reflective tint allowed in Tasmania?

Tasmanian tint laws do not allow using tint film with more than 10% reflectance. Furthermore, no distortion or bubbling is permitted either.

Are there window tint medical exemptions in Tasmania?

Tasmania makes no exceptions for any medical conditions which would allow using darker than normal window tint.

Does window film in Tasmania require certificates or stickers?

By Tasmania tint laws there are no special certificate or stickers required on tint film.

Which vehicles can have rear windows tinted in Tasmania?

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, panel vans, hearses, limousines, buses, utility or other similar vehicles. This does not include SUVs.

Can I tint interior vehicle windows in Tasmania?

According to Tasmania laws any windows inside the vehicle can legally have 35% VLT.

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Sources & References

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

  1. Tasmanian Legislation, Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Standards) Regulations, Part 5 – General Safety Requirements, Division 1 – All Vehicles, Section 47: Window Tinting
  2. Tasmania Department of State Growth – Window Tint Information Bulletin

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

Last update: February 19, 2024.