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Our Engineering Services

Smedley's Engineers offers its specialised engineering services to businesses and organisations around Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Automotive Engineering

Smedley's Engineers are considered leaders in the heavy vehicle and transport industry. Our specialised and expansive Automotive Engineering services ensures that we provide our clients and partners with end-to-end support. Our Automotive Engineering services include:

Performance Based Standards (PBS)
  • Access (Permits)
           Route Review and Advice
           NHVR Access Applications
           Portal Management
  • Assessment (Design Approvals)
  • Certification (Vehicle Approvals)

For more information, visit the Performance Based Standards page here >>

Vehicle Certification, Compliance & Imports
  • ADR certification with the Australian Government
  • Vehicle Type Approval (VTA)
  • Component Type Approval (CTA)
  • Concessional RAV / Second Stage Manufacture (SSM)
  • Vehicle compliance: submissions under the RVSA / ROVER
  • Vehicle import approvals
  • VIC, NSW & QLD vehicle modification approvals and testing (VBS6; AVE, AP, VSCCS or VASS)
Heavy Vehicle & Light Vehicle Engineering
  • Finite element analysis
  • Mechanical equipment design
  • 3D modelling & digital pre-assembly
  • Fabrication drawings
  • Suspension kinematic modeling
  • Proving ground & in-field testing of vehicle performance using our extensive instrumentation suite
Testing: ADR, RFS, SRT & more

Smedley's Engineers is an approved test facility which offers comprehensive support entailing the design of the product/s through to the issuance of a Component Type Approval and other requirements based on the manufacturer's needs.

  • Australian Design Rule (ADR); including but not limited to:
    ADR3 – Seats and seat anchorages
    ADR5 – Anchorages for seatbelts
    ADR29 – Side door strength
    ADR35 – Commercial vehicle braking systems
    ADR38 – Trailer braking systems
    ADR59 – Standards for omnibus rollover strength
    ADR62 – Mechanical couplings
    ADR63 – Trailers designed for use in road trains
    ADR65 – Road vehicle speed limiter
    ADR83 – Noise
    ADR84 – Front underrun impact protection - click on the link for further details
    ADR91 – Rear underrun impact protection - click on the link for further details
  • UN ECE R73 – Lateral protection devices (Side Underrun)
  • VSB1 – Trailers with an Aggregate Trailer Mass of 4.5 tonnes or less
  • VSB11 – Road Friendly Suspension (RFS) testing
  • VSB14 – National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Construction and Modification (NCOP)
  • Static Roll Threshold (SRT) testing
Policy Regulation & Safety
  • Vehicle performance validation: policy, regulation & safety
  • Crash or incident investigation & reconstruction
  • Heavy vehicle & operations safety auditing
  • Regulation or policy review & advice
  • Technology review & advice
  • Certified load restraint plans (Load Restraint Guide)

Infrastructure Engineering

Smedley's Engineers has dedicated its abilities to expanding into other engineering service areas. This includes infrastructure with a focus on mechanical equipment and built environment. As a result, Smedley's Engineers is fully equipped to provide support for the following:

Mechanical Equipment & Built Environment
  • Mechanical equipment design
  • Plant accessways, ladders, platforms, pipework & supports
  • Plant reverse-engineering, non-cadastral GPS site feature survey, digitisation & digital twins
  • Fabrication details, pipework spools & structural steel detailing
  • Earthworks design & volume analysis
  • Carpark layout design including vehicle swept paths
  • GIS data analysis, geolocation and BIM/spatial data integration

General & Mechanical Engineering

Upholding a rich history in general and mechanical engineering expertise which dates back to World War II, Smedley's Engineers has carried on a reputation of being versatile in its ability to solve any problem or job it has been presented with. This remains the same today. The team at Smedley's Engineers are experienced and trained in both general and mechanical engineering practices, including:

General Engineering
  • Design for machining, fabrication, fibre reinforced polymer & additive manufacture
  • Reverse engineering, 3D scanning, coordinate measurement & photogrammetry
  • Design, validation & assessment to Australian Standards
Mechanical Engineering

Smedley's Engineers provides mechanical engineering services specific to each job request. To determine if Smedley's Engineers is capable of supporting your plans, please speak with one of our engineering consultants.

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Automotive Engineering Services

Automotive & Heavy Vehicle Engineering

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Infrastructure and Civil Engineering Services

Infrastructure & Civil Engineering

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General & Mechanical Engineering Services

General & Mechanical Engineering

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108 - 110 Highett Street, Richmond, 3121 VIC

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(03) 9421 6697


(02) 9683 2266


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