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We review and maintain the Australian Road Rules (ARRs) to ensure they remain contemporary and aligned with agreed policy.

Australian Road Rules maintenance

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The Australian Road Rules (ARRs) are periodically reviewed to improve transport productivity, transport system safety and regulatory efficiency by ensuring that the ARRs remain contemporary and aligned with agreed policy.

Next steps

The 12th amendment package was open for public consultation until Friday, 11 August 2017.

Feedback from this consultation will inform the amendment package that will be presented to the transport ministers for approval at the Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting in November 2017.


As an independent statutory body, the NTC develops national regulatory and operational reform and implementation strategies for Australian roads. Our focus is on leading activities where we can make a real difference nationally.

In 1999, the NTC developed the first set of model road rules, forming the platform for state and territory road rules across Australia - marking a milestone in road safety policy and legislation.

Nationally consistent road rules and licensing standards makes it easier for drivers to know and understand their responsibilities, making roads safer and more efficient for everyone.

The NTC has ongoing responsibility for the maintenance of the ARRs. 

Read more about the ARRs.

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Project Manager Jeremy Wolter
Last Updated: 14/8/2017