The Australian Design Rules (ADR) are national standards that set out the minimum requirements for the design, construction, and performance of motor vehicles in Australia.

Administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications, these rules cover various aspects, including safety, emissions, and anti-theft provisions. ADR compliance is mandatory for all new vehicles entering the Australian market, ensuring they meet specified safety and environmental standards.

The rules are regularly updated to align with international standards and technological advancements, promoting the production of vehicles that are safe, environmentally responsible, and compatible with global automotive standards.