Western Australia Tint Laws

Western Australia 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 Western Australia (WA) are clear and 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 or immediately to left or right of the driver seat. These may have 35% VLT window tint applied.
  • All windows behind driver seat including back side windows and rear windshield may have 20% VLT applied.

Last update: June 29, 2024.

Western Australia Window Tint FAQ

What is VLT percentage?

VLT stands for visible light transmission percentage. It measures how much light is allowed to pass through tinted windows. For example, 35% VLT blocks a total of 65% of light from coming through the film.

Is reflective tint allowed in Western Australia?

Western Australia tint laws do not permit using tint film with more than 10% reflectance. No distortion, bubbling, discoloration or deterioration is permitted on any glazing or film applied to windows.

Are there window tint medical exemptions in Western Australia?

Western Australia does allow exceptions for certain medical conditions allow you to use higher tint darkness. This is determined on a case-by-case basis and you need to contact Vehicle Safety and Standards in your nearest Department of Transport for more information.

Does window tint in Western Australia require certificates or stickers?

By Western Australia tinting laws there are no special certificate or stickers required on tint film.

Which vehicles can have rear windows tinted in Western Australia?

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 side rear view mirrors required in Western Australia?

Dual exterior rear view mirrors are required if any vehicle window behind driver is tinted below 35% VLT.

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Sources & References

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

  1. Government of Western Australia, Department of Transport, Driver and Vehicle Services – Vehicle Safety Standards Information Bulletin

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