The Australian Road Rules contain the basic rules of the road for motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, passengers and others.
Rules & compliance
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.Last Updated: 15/11/2018