Victoria Tint Laws

Victoria tint laws allow no tint on front windshield. 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 Victoria are very specific and easy to understand.

Front windshield tint is allowed only on top 10% of the window, or alternatively above the highest point swept by windshield wipers. This does not prohibit installing clear and transparent frost glazing or UV shields.

Front side windows are those in front of, or immediately to left or right of the driver seat. These can have 35% VLT.

All windows behind driver seat – including back side windows and rear windshield – may have 20% VLT tint.

Victoria Window Tint FAQ

What does VLT stand for?

VLT stands for Visible Light Transmission. This percentage determines how much light is allowed to pass through windows. For example, 35% VLT would block 65% of light.

Is reflective tint allowed in Victoria?

Vic tinting laws do not permit using tint film with more than 10% reflectance. Distortion or bubbling is not permitted.

Are there window tint medical exemptions in Victoria?

Victoria makes no exceptions for any medical conditions which would allow higher tint darkness.

Does window film in Victoria require certificates or stickers?

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

Which vehicles can have rear windows tinted in Victoria?

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. It does not include SUVs.

Are factory-made tinted windshields legal in Victoria?

Front windshields may have up to 75% VLT only if manufactured as such. This does not allow after-market tinting film. Vehicles manufactured before year 1971 may have 70% VLT on windshields.

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Sources & References

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

  1. VicRoads Vehicle Standards Information: Window Tinting
  2. VicRoads Vehicle Safety – Window tinting information

Our legal experts keep Victoria tint laws continuously up to date. However, 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 substitute for professional legal advice.

Last update: February 19, 2024.