© 2016 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.The influences of the strain rate on the tensile properties and fracture behaviour of DP600 and DP780 advanced high-strength sheet steels have been studied. The variation of their mechanical properties depending on the strain rate have been researched by applying uniaxial tensile tests at three different strain rates (0.001, 0.01, 0.06 s−1). The influences of strain rate on fracture behaviour have been investigated by displaying the fracture surfaces of the material. Strain rate increase has been determined to increase the yield strength, tensile strength, total elongation and hardening rate. The strain hardening coefficient has been found not to be significantly affected by the strain rate. It has been determined that, the fracture has occurred faster during necking while load-carrying capacity has increased with strain rate increase.