National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology

National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology

In August 2016, the Transport and Infrastructure Council agreed to the National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology. The Policy Framework outlines a principles-based approach to facilitate the efficient, effective and consistent implementation and uptake of transport technology across Australia.

The Policy Framework outlines the following four roles for government:

  • Policy leadership—providing a clear, nationally coordinated approach across different levels of government, being responsive to changes in the technological environment;
  • Enabling—ensuring that the private sector is able to bring beneficial new technologies to market;
  • Supportive regulatory environment—ensuring that community expectations of safety, security and privacy are appropriately considered in new technology deployments; and
  • Investment—investing in research, development and real-world trials that benefit the entire transport network customer base or provide a sound basis for government decision-making (including collaboration with the private sector).

A copy of the Policy Framework is available on the Transport Infrastructure Council website.

National Transport Technology Action Plan

The Policy Framework is underpinned by a 3-year action plan PDF: 221 KB ReadSpeaker, which outlines national short to medium term priorities, with a particular focus on connected and automated vehicles.

This action plan will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure it appropriately responds to new and emerging issues. Further information is available by emailing


Last Updated: 18 May, 2017