Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Intelligent Transport Systems

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) cover any technology applied to transport and infrastructure to transfer information between systems for improved safety, productivity and environmental performance. This includes stand-alone applications such as traffic management systems, information and warning systems installed in individual vehicles, as well as cooperative ITS (C-ITS) applications involving vehicle to infrastructure and vehicle to vehicle communications.

ITS systems are already in use in Australia and around the world. The technology is developing rapidly and Australian governments have combined to endorse a policy framework to ensure that ITS systems are used in the most effective way. A national ITS framework was agreed to by all states and territories at the Standing Council of Transport and Infrastructure (SCOTI) on 4 November 2011.

A National Agreement

The Policy Framework for Intelligent Transport Systems in Australia provides guidance to ensure that the technology used in each jurisdiction is compatible and is developed around a set of agreed policy principles.

  • Policy Framework for Intelligent Transport Systems in Australia PDF: 13449 KB

The framework is intended to inform and guide:

  • government decision makers,
  • potential providers of ITS technology,
  • the ITS and road safety research community, and
  • the broader Australian community.


Last Updated: 22 July, 2014