ADR Compliance Services

ADR Compliance Services

ADR Compliance Services is an independent vehicle engineering consultancy. It was started by Peter Gillard in the late 1990’s to assist vehicle manufacturers and modifiers to ensure the legality and safety of their vehicles at an efficient price.

ADR Compliance Services now provides services to a number of full and low volume vehicle manufacturers, truck and bus body builders, Government and Private Fleet operators and individuals.

We are licensed under the NSW Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 to issue Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS) certificates for motorcycles, cars, buses, light and heavy goods vehicles and special purpose plant

A full range of vehicle design, testing and certification services are provided. We prepare submissions for entry into the Register of Approved Vehciles (compliance plate approval) for those wanting to sell vehicles in volume into the Australian market.


ADR Compliance Services provide the following Services:

  • ROVER Applications (Compliance Plate Approval)

    • Full Volume

    • Low Volume

    • Second Stage of Manufacture

    • Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Trailers, Special Purpose and Buses

  • Vehicle Compliance Testing

  • Vehicle Performance Testing

  • Individually Constructed and Modified Vehicle Certification (VSCCS)

  • Truck Modification Certification

  • Performance Based Standards Certification

  • Project Feasibility Assessments

  • Vehicle and Component Design and Analysis

  • Failure Analysis

  • Accident Investigation

  • Expert Witness Services

  • Advice on warranty and other maintenance disputes

ADR stands for Australian Design Rule. The Australian Design Rules are the standards that must be met if a vehicle is to be used on the public road in Australia. The Rules are published by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and have been gradually becoming more complex since there introduction in 1969. Vehicles must generally comply with the ADR's in force at the time they were constructed.