1521 Hume Hwy, Campbellfield, Victoria 3061

Legal Name: Australian Performance Vehicles Pty Ltd

ABN: 19110355854

Tel: +61 3 9355 5533


Primary Contact

Harry Hickling,Director

Tel: +61 3 9355 5574

Mobile: +61 (0) 419 011 092


  • International OEM for Military Restraints and Seatbelts for Land and Amphibious Military Vehicles
  • Crash & Safety Testing, Environmental & Life Cycle Testing, Mechanical & Dynamic Testing
  • Field testing with Data Acquisition and High Speed Imaging, including military applications
  • Personal Survivability and Safety Testing for military and aerospace. (An ADF Priority Industry Capability, PIC)
  • Helicopter, Military, Automotive and Transport Seat testing
  • Durability, vibration and dynamic crash for Composite Structures, Electronics, Assemblies and Vehicles
  • Cargo Retention testing, vehicle accessories and fabricated component testing
  • International OEM of seatbelts for Trucks, Ground Support Equipment and Material Handling Equipment


  • Seatbelts and Restraints that are Battle Proven and tested to the highest levels of Performance
  • The APV Test Centre is the most advanced industrial test facility of its type in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Track record in testing services for Military MRAP Vehicles and Applications
  • Supports Australia’s Advanced Manufacturing sector with test programs for advanced product development
  • The Test Centre is an R&D Lab supporting unique test programs with a highly experienced engineering team
  • Environmental and Corrosion test programs, completed to both commercial and US Mil-Spec requirements
  • Provides testing services to international standards, including FMVSS, ECE and ADR
  • Track record in supporting Advanced Manufacturing, Defense and Aerospace, Rail, Truck, Automotive, and Transport

Key Partners

  • Humanetics and DTS for supply of test equip.
  • Benchmarking with a Japanese OE Auto Company.

Key Customers

  • ADF, CSIRO, Thales Australia, Sikorsky, BAE Sys
  • ANCAP and International Automotive Companies

Quality Approvals & Awards

  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • ISO9001:2015
  • FIA certified Motorsport Lab
  • Export Control Plan and Permits in place