Government priorities


Vehicles and fuels

The Australian Government provides a range of information and support to help people reduce fuel costs and reduce carbon emissions and pollution from vehicles, including the Green Vehicle Guide and the Truck Buyers Guide. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation provides financing to drive uptake of low emissions vehicles. Under the Emissions Reduction Fund businesses can earn carbon credits by changing to lower emissions vehicles, improving vehicle efficiency or changing fuel sources.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications manages policy and standards development on vehicle emissions, vehicle noise and fuel consumption labelling. It administers the Australian Design Rules which are national standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is responsible for fuel quality standards.

More information

Future Fuels Strategy: Discussion Paper Australian Government

Australian Design Rules Australian Government

GreenVehicleGuide Australian Government 

Fuel Consumption Label  Australian Government

Truck Buyers Guide and Options for saving fuel Australian Government and New South Wales and Victoria Governments

Fuel Tax Credit for Heavy Diesel Vehicles Australian Government

Fuel quality standards Australian Government

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Emissions Reduction Fund Australian Government