Part 34 of the Transport Standards requires the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, in consultation with the Attorney-General, to review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Transport Standards within 5 years of them taking effect, with subsequent reviews to be undertaken every 5 years.
The reviews must consider whether discrimination has been removed as far as possible, according to the requirements for compliance set out in Schedule 1; and any necessary amendments to the Transport Standards.
For more information on past reviews, see Past reviews of the Transport Standards.
The Third Review of Transport Standards
The third five-year review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) was undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, in consultation with the Attorney-General's Department. The final review report was publicly released on 2 December 2021.
Part 34 of the Transport Standards requires the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, in consultation with the Attorney-General to review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Transport Standards. The final report contains 24 findings and 9 recommendations that will be considered by the Australian Government in its response to the review which is proposed to be released in early 2022.
The Third Review report, an audio recording of the Third Review report executive summary, and the review issues paper can be accessed here:
- Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) DOCX: 832 KB PDF: 4730 KB
- Audio recording of the Executive Summary of the Third Review report MP3: 12578 KB
(26 minutes 49 seconds)
- Australian Government response to the Third Review of the Transport Standards DOCX: 93 KB PDF: 1140 KB
- Review Issues Paper DOCX: 1870 KB PDF: 487 KB
Public submissions to the Third Review
Submission received in response to the Third Review issues paper can be accessed through the links below. ‘The submissions published on this website have been made available as part of a public consultation process. The submissions do not necessarily represent the views of the department or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.
Submissions marked confidential or those that were determined to contain private or confidential information have not been provided. All submissions provided to the department were given consideration in the conduct of the review.
|1||Mr Matthew Gee Kwun Chan||PDF: 81 KB|
|2||Mr Brian Lee||PDF: 14 KB|
|3||Mr Jason Stehn||PDF: 107 KB|
|4||Dr John McPherson||PDF: 7725 KB|
|5||Eric Martin & Associates||PDF: 352 KB|
|6||Mr R. A. Jordan||PDF: 95 KB|
|7||Transport for NSW||PDF: 692 KB|
|8||Wellington Access and Inclusion Advisory Group||PDF: 143 KB|
|9||Bus Industry Confederation||PDF: 650 KB|
|10||Blind Citizens Australia||PDF: 852 KB|
|11||Brisbane City Council||PDF: 501 KB|
|12||Australasian Railway Association||PDF: 542 KB|
|13||Australian Blindness Forum||PDF: 507 KB|
|14||City of Sydney||PDF: 244 KB|
|15||Disability Resources Centre Inc||PDF: 1264 KB|
|16||Mr Brian Caccianiga||PDF: 426 KB|
|17||Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads||PDF: 478 KB|
|18||Public Transport Access Committee||PDF: 177 KB|
|18||Public Transport Access Committee (Attachment A)||PDF: 218 KB|
|19||Ms Karleen Plunkett||PDF: 86 KB|
|20||Physical Disability Council of NSW||PDF: 225 KB|
|21||Queensland Advocacy Incorporated||PDF: 685 KB|
|22||Women with Disabilities Victoria||PDF: 109 KB|
|23||Public Transport Authority of Western Australia||PDF: 37 KB|
|24||Disability Justice Advocacy Inc||PDF: 704 KB|
|25||Spinal Life Australia||PDF: 237 KB|
|26||Queenslanders with Disability Network Ltd||PDF: 753 KB|
|27||City of Newcastle||PDF: 246 KB|
|27||City of Newcastle (cover letter)||PDF: 218 KB|
|28||NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics||PDF: 2349 KB|
|29||Public Transport Ombudsman (Victoria)||PDF: 317 KB|
|30||Australian Human Rights Commission||PDF: 269 KB|
|31||People with Disability Western Australia||PDF: 353 KB|
|32||South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure||PDF: 704 KB|
|33||Public Interest Advocacy Centre||PDF: 384 KB|
|33||Public Interest Advocacy Centre (Attachment A)||PDF: 954 KB|
|34||Disabled People's Organisations Australia||PDF: 421 KB|
|36||Australian Federation of Disability Organisations||PDF: 628 KB|
|37||Australian Taxi Industry Association||PDF: 2591 KB|
|38||Tasmanian Department of StateGrowth||PDF: 124 KB|
|39||The Victorian Government||PDF: 465 KB|
The department has sought to ensure submissions provided by authors are accessible in pdf format. Should a document not meet a reader's accessibly needs please contact us at DisabilityTransport@infrastructure.gov.au.