Australian Road Rules maintenance 2020-22

We regularly review the model Australian Road Rules (ARRs) to ensure the rules remain current and fit for purpose. The aim of this work is to consider how changes may improve the rules and support safety on Australian roads.

Project background

The model ARRs form the basis of road rules of each Australian state and territory. They contain the basic rules for motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, passengers and others.

The NTC maintains the ARRs. However, they are a model law and, as such, must be adopted into local state and territory laws to take legal effect.

Visit the ARRs page for more details.


October 2021
November 2021
Analysing issues
February 2022
Drafting legislation
April 2022
Consulting on legislation
May 2022
Preparing recommendations for ministers
August 2022
Delivering recommendations to ministers
December 2022

Contact us

Project manager Jonathan Davey
Contact email