Dr Anthony Lynham


New 4WD lift laws provide greater consistency

4WD suspension and lift laws

15 November, 2018 –

Vehicle lift modification laws will be changed in Queensland to create greater consistency for 4WD motorists. The changes came into effect at the end of last month to align with the laws in other states.

The changes to the Queensland Code of Practice follow extensive consultation with industry and 4WD groups over several months.

This decision will increase the maximum certifiable lift from 125mm to 150mm, which is consistent with the National Code of Practice and other states.

The approved lift limit for vehicles with electronic stability control (ESC) will also increase from 50mm to 75mm without certification.

The changes will provide greater consistency with other jurisdictions for 4WD owners across the country and make it easier for everyone to understand the requirements.

More than 500 accredited Approved Persons, industry groups, including RACQ and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association, major tyre retailers and suspension equipment suppliers have all had the opportunity to provide input.

The new rules show the Palaszczuk Government’s continued support for the 4WD community, but importantly maintain safety for all road users.

For more information, contact Transport and Main Roads on 13 23 80.