Australasian New Car Assessment Program

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is a car safety performance assessment programme based in Australia and founded in 1993. ANCAP specialises in the crash testing of automobiles sold in Australia and the publishing of these results for the benefit of consumers. ANCAP provides consumers with transparent advice and information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different vehicle models in the most common types of crashes, as well as their ability—through technology—to avoid a crash.

Australasian New Car Assessment Program
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Formation1993 (1993)
ServicesAutomotive safety assessment
Membership (2015)
23 organisations

Since 1993, ANCAP has published crash test results (as of 2015) for over 515 passenger and light commercial vehicles sold in Australia and New Zealand. Vehicles are awarded an ANCAP safety rating of between one and five stars indicating the level of safety they provide in the event of a crash. The more stars, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP tests. To achieve the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies.

In 2018, ANCAP adopted the Euro NCAP protocols.[1]

Member organisationsEdit

  • ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate
  • Australian Automobile Association
  • Australian Government – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
  • Automobile Association of the Northern Territory
  • FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society
  • New Zealand Automobile Association
  • National Roads and Motorists' Association
  • NT Government – Department of Transport
  • NZ Transport Agency
  • Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Royal Automobile Association of South Australia
  • Royal Automobile Club of Queensland
  • Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania
  • Royal Automobile Club of Victoria
  • Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia
  • SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Tasmanian Department of State Growth
  • Transport for NSW – Centre for Road Safety
  • VicRoads
  • Victorian Transport Accident Commission
  • WA Department of Transport
  • WA Office of Road Safety


  1. ^ "ANCAP and EuroNCAP now aligned…". Practical Motoring. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2020.

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