Safety legislation

This page provides links to legislation which affects safety of the transport sector.

Transport safety schemes

The Transport (Safety Schemes Compliance and Enforcement) Act 2014 commenced on 19 May 2014.

The act provides Transport Safety Victoria with detailed entry, search, seizure and questioning powers and administrative sanctions to support Victoria's rail, bus and marine safety schemes.

This means Victoria's transport safety schemes have the same level of compliance and enforcement as the national transport schemes.

The act also applies national directors' liability reform principles to transport safety by limiting the liability of officers where an offence is committed by the corporation to specified circumstances and offences.

This is part of a whole of government approach to clarifying the liability of corporate officers for corporate offending and reduces the burden on industry.