Our goal is end-to-end regulation to support the safe commercial deployment and operation of automated vehicles at all levels of automation in Australia.
We are going back to basics to review the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).
We report on the carbon dioxide emissions intensity of new cars and light commercial vehicle sales each year to provide a transparent benchmark for how Australia’s new car emission footprint is tracking.
Each year, we provide a progress report to the Transport and Infrastructure Council on the implementation status of nationally-approved transport reforms.
The Load Restraint Guide provides truck drivers, operators, and everyone in the transport chain of responsibility with basic safety principles for the safe carriage of loads on road vehicles.
The Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail sets out the requirements for transporting dangerous goods by road or rail.
Assessing Fitness to Drive is a joint NTC and Austroads publication containing the nationally agreed medical standards for granting a driver's license.
All health assessments of rail safety workers in Australia are conducted in line with the current edition of the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers
The guidelines have been developed by NTC and Austroads to support nationally-consistent conditions for automated vehicle trials in Australia
These guidelines clarify who is in control of, and therefore legally responsible for, an automated vehicle
The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) regulates heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass in participating states and territories.
The Rail Safety National Law aims for a seamless and coordinated national approach to rail safety regulation in Australia.
The model Australian Road Rules form the basis of road rules of each Australian state and territory.
The Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules are model rules that regulate in-service vehicle standards for light vehicles. They form the basis for each state and territory to implement in their own vehicle standards rules.
The Framework provides nationally uniform exemptions for the use of Australian Defence Force (ADF) military vehicles and equipment on public roads.
The Heavy Vehicle Charges Model Law sets registration charges for heavy vehicles and defines the methodology for calculating annual adjustments.
Heavy vehicle charges aim to recover heavy vehicle related expenditure on roads from heavy vehicle operators.
The Road User Charge (RUC) applies to each litre of diesel used by heavy vehicles such as buses, coaches and trucks on public roads.
The NTC and Austroads released the Guidelines for trials of Automated Vehicles in Australia in May 2017 to support nationally consistent conditions for automated vehicles trials in Australia. We are reviewing the guidelines for the first time.
We are developing policy options for government access and use of vehicle generated data for the purposes of network operations, investment, maintenance, planning and road safety.
A ground-breaking approach to driving laws in Australia will see the development of purpose-built legislation to allow an automated driving system (ADS) to drive more automated motor
The NTC today released a Consultation RIS seeking feedback on the role and regulation of different parties in the safe operation of automated vehicles on Australian roads.
This project looked at how automated vehicles and automated driving systems (ADS) should be treated by the law.
The purpose of this project was to develop a safety assurance system to support the safe, commercial deployment and operation of automated vehicles.
We developed reform that enables people injured or killed in a crash involving an AV to access an equivalent level of care, treatment, benefits and compensation to that experienced by people injured or killed in an accident involving a vehicle controlled by a human driver.
We are looking at whether Australia’s current rules for government collection and use of data will continue to protect individual privacy as transport technology develops.
We are developing and assessing options to assure the safe operation of automated vehicles while they are in service.
Addressing the privacy challenges of government access to information generated by AVs is the subject of our latest discussion paper for consultation.