Road transport legislation

Information about vehicle standards and regulations leading to the achievement of the Government's objectives.

  • On 10 February 2014 the Heavy Vehicle National Law, covering all heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes, commenced in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, SA and the ACT.

  • The Australian Road Rules were implemented in 1999 and have been regularly updated since then. Each state and territory adopts the Australian Road Rules in its own legislation.

  • The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development participates in the Austroads Registration and Licensing Task Force, which brings together state and territory vehicle registration and driver licensing authorities.


Last Updated: 3 May, 2018