Today ANCAP has released its ‘Future View on Testing & Assessment 2030.’

ANCAP’s Future View 2030 is ANCAP’s application of Euro NCAP’s roadmap to the Australian and New Zealand context. Euro NCAP’s ‘Vision 2030: A Safer Future for Mobility’ was released on November 9 and is available here.


To ensure continuous improvement in vehicle safety in future years, ANCAP and Euro NCAP have considered the current vehicle safety landscape in the context of current and future road and vehicle-safety challenges and opportunities and developed a forward-looking vision to 2030.

The document draws upon Euro NCAP’s Vision 2030: A Safer Future for Mobility applied with context to the Australian and New Zealand markets. It reflects ANCAP and Euro NCAP’s joint commitment to maintaining common test and rating protocols relevant to our respective markets.


The star ratings published by ANCAP are a primary driver for improved safety among passenger cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles supplied in Australia and New Zealand.  This will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future.

Overall Safety Rating

Changes to ANCAP’s test and rating criteria over the past 30 years have focused on incentivising manufacturers to deliver safer vehicles. This approach has been successful, with new vehicles offered into the Australian and New Zealand markets becoming increasingly safer as a result.

Over the past three decades the content and requirements of ANCAP’s test and rating criteria have been continuously updated, and thresholds adjusted to encourage better performance and keep five stars within reach. Since aligning with Euro NCAP in 2018, ANCAP has utilised an overall rating system focused around four key assessment pillars – Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Vulnerable Road User Protection and Safety Assist. The scores achieved across these pillars each contributing to an overall star rating.

ANCAP will continue to publish star ratings for passenger cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles, and prioritise the testing and rating of electric and alternative-powered models to encourage market, fleet and consumer uptake across Australia and New Zealand

Download the full ANCAP document here.