Australasian New Car Assessment Program
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gives consumers consistent information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles in serious front and side crashes.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate.
ANCAP provides Australian and New Zealand consumers with independent vehicle safety information through the publication of ANCAP safety ratings. ANCAP safety ratings take into account the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by new cars through the conduct of physical crash tests and the assessment of collision avoidance technologies.
The more stars, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP tests. To achieve the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies.
VicRoads recommends that buyers only choose a car with five stars. VicRoads is committed to vehicle safety and only purchases five star rated vehicles for its fleet unless it is impractical to do so.
ANCAP as part of road safety:
Since 1992, ANCAP has published crash test results for a wide range of new passenger and light commercial vehicle makes, models and variants sold in Australia and New Zealand.
ANCAP is supported by Australian state and territory governments, including VicRoads and the Transport Accident Commission, all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.