Trials of automated vehicles in Australia: lessons learnt and guidelines review

Published: 12 May 2020

We are reviewing the Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia for the first time since their release in May 2017.

In our latest consultation paper, we explore how they have been working and possible updates to reflect learnings from Australian trials.

Get involved

We want to hear from stakeholders on their experience using the guidelines and how they can improve to promote safety, innovation and national consistency.

We are also keen to hear about stakeholders’ experience of automated vehicle trials generally. We’d like to understand what lessons have been learnt from trials held to date about the technology, regulation, infrastructure, safety issues and community attitudes.

We recognise stakeholders are managing a range of new challenges as a result of COVID-19. We are committed to working with individuals, organisations and their member groups to provide different ways of engaging with us on this work.

You can:

  • provide a written submission via the NTC website
  • respond to questions online via the NTC website
  • register your interest for an online meeting by emailing
  • let us know how you want to be involved by emailing us at with your feedback.

We want to hear your views and are happy to work with you to find the best way to engage.