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Have your say

Stage 2 of the reform process to reform the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 has identified 54 areas of reform to the across 13 thematic areas. The Department will seek public feedback on whether the proposed reform options will improve public transport accessibility for people with disability and whether they will enhance the public transport experience for all Australians.

The Consultation RIS will be published in early 2022. The 54 areas of reform will cover major reforms to the Transport Standards as well as minor updates.

More information about how you can have your say will be posted here, so check back soon for more information.

13 Themes

Stage 2 of the reform process has identified areas of reform across 13 themes, based on consultation with the disability community, governments and the public transport industry. These themes cover a much wider range of reform options than the areas of reform identified in the first Consultation RIS.

These themes cover a much wider range of reform options than the areas of reform identified in the first Consultation RIS.

These themes are:

  1. Reporting compliance and accessibility
  2. Scope of conveyances
  3. Implementation of requirements
  4. Accessible boarding points and boarding devices
  5. Signs, symbols, braille and raised lettering
  6. Information communication and technologies (ICT) and fare systems
  7. Waiting areas and appropriate seating
  8. Lifts
  9. Safety on-board conveyances
  10. Conveyance and infrastructure access paths
  11. Toilets, taxi ranks, loading zones and parking spaces
  12. Information and communication
  13. Lighting