Australian Design Rules on CD-ROM Subscription/Purchase

Australian Design Rules for Road Vehicles

Australian Design Rules on CD-ROM includes:

  • Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989
  • Second Edition ADRs (applying to vehicles manufactured from 1969 to 1989)
  • Third Edition ADRs (applying to vehicles manufactured from 2 August 1989)
  • Administrator’s Circulars
  • Vehicle Standards Bulletins
  • Registered Automotive Workshop Information and Forms
  • Test Facility Inspection Manual
  • Road Vehicle Certification System
  • Importing Vehicles into Australia
  • Government Gazettes
  • Explanatory Statements

The cost for the Australian Design Rules on CD-ROM (ADR CD-ROM) subscription service is $70.60 (GST included is $6.42), overseas subscribers pay $AUD64.18 (tax-free), for the initial purchase which includes postage and the first year's subscription service. This includes a mail out of each ADR CD-ROM produced during the 12-month period and an email advisory service of changes to ADRs that are published between the publication of new ADR CD-ROMs.

The cost for the 1-OFF ADR CD-ROM without the amendment service is $23.55 (GST included is $2.14), overseas subscribers pay $AUD21.41 (tax-free).

Renewal of your ADR CD-ROM subscription service will also cost $70.60 (GST included is $6.42) per year for each CD, starting 12 months after the initial purchase, this will be invoiced to you at that time.

Overseas subscribers pay $AUD64.18 (tax-free) per year.

If you have an ADR Customer Number (Cust No.), please ensure to quote this when renewing your subscription.

Payments must be made in Australian Dollars:

Payment can be made by either cheque, EFT or credit card (Bankcard, MasterCard or VISA) using the Payment Transaction Form DOC: 165 KB PDF: 105 KB ReadSpeaker

***Please ensure to provide your mailing details and order quantity on this form.

Send your completed Payment Transaction Form and payment or payment details by faxing, e-mailing or mailing the completed form to the fax telephone or addresses as provided on the form.

ADR CD Subscriptions

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (the Department) collects personal information for the purposes of ADR CD Subscriptions. The Department will use this information to process payments and dispatch ADR CD's. The Information collected will not be disclosed to third parties.

Failure to provide the requested information may result in the Department being unable to provide you with the requested subscriptions.

The Department's on-line privacy policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the Department. The Privacy Officer can be contacted on (02) 6274 6495.

For Overseas subscribers:

If paying by cheque, please use International Cheque/International Draft, raised by your bank. We cannot accept personal / company cheques for overseas subscriptions.

Please note that terms are strictly payment before delivery.

We will send your ADR CD-ROM by Australia Post.

Further information

For further information please contact the ADR Subscriptions Officer at:

Vehicle Safety Standards Branch

If calling within Australia:
Phone: 1800 815 272
Fax: 02 6274 6013

If calling outside Australia:
Phone: +61 2 6274 7444
Fax: +61 2 6274 6013

International callers, please note: certain countries may not be able to utilise the automated message system in order to talk to an operator. If you find that the automated system is not responding to your options, please hang up and call the Department's switchboard on +61 2 6274 7000 and ask to be patched through to the Vehicle Imports Call Centre.

Contact hours for the call centre:
Mon–Thurs: 9.00am–5.00pm AEST
Fri: 9.00am–4.00pm AEST


Last Updated: 23 June, 2017