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Download COPERT Australia software

Download free COPERT Australia input files below
(2010, all states/territories)

NMVEI Australia report

COPERT (COmputer Program to calculate Emissions from Road Transport) is a globally used software tool used to calculate air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions produced by road transport. Scientific development is managed by the European Commission.

A dedicated Australian version of COPERT was developed in 2012-2013 to properly reflect the Australian fleet mix, fuel quality and driving characteristics and to provide vehicle emission estimates for the Australian situation.


COPERT Australia is now widely used in Australia for the development of national, state and regional emission inventories, as well as fleet averaged emission factors and life cycle assessment (LCA). The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) recommends COPERT Australia for motor vehicle emission inventories.

COPERT Australia estimates emissions for 122 air pollutants and greenhouse gases, and estimates emissions of both cold start and hot running exhaust and non-exhaust pollutants. COPERT Australia predicts emissions for 226 individual vehicle categories, which are defined in terms of:

  • vehicle type (e.g. small passenger car, large SUV, heavy bus,
    rigid truck, articulated truck)

  • fuel type (petrol, E10, diesel, LPG)

  • emission control technology level or ADRs (Australian Design Rules).


The software accounts for various other factors such as driving conditions (average speed), fuel quality, impacts of ageing on emissions (deterioration of engine and catalysts over time) and meteorology (ambient temperature and humidity).

Copert Australia publications can be found here.

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