Government priorities


Vehicles and fuels

The Australian Government provides a range of information and support to help people reduce fuel costs, carbon emissions and pollution from vehicles. This includes 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 (ERF), businesses earn carbon credits by:

  • changing to lower emissions vehicles
  • changing fuel sources
  • improving vehicle efficiency.

The  Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 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 and Resources is responsible for fuel quality standards.

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Australian Design Rules Australian Government

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Emissions Reduction Fund Australian Government

Fuel Consumption Label  Australian Government

Fuel quality standards Australian Government

Fuel Tax Credit for Heavy Diesel Vehicles Australian Government

Future Fuels Strategy: Discussion Paper Australian Government

Green Vehicle Guide Australian Government 

Truck Buyers Guide and Options for saving fuel Australian Government and the NSW and Victoria governments