Rules & compliance
As an independent statutory body, the NTC develops national regulatory and operational reform and implementation strategies for Australian transport networks. Our focus is on leading activities where we can make a real difference nationally.
Nationally consistent rules and compliance makes it easier for industry, drivers, operators and the wider Australian community to know and understand their responsibilities, making roads, rail and ports safer and more efficient for all Australians.
Fatigue legal obligations.
The Australian Road Rules contain the basic rules of the road for motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, passengers and others.
The Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules establish in-service standards for light vehicles operating on public roads.
The Framework provides nationally uniform exemptions for the use of ADF vehicles and equipment on public roads.
The National Driver Licensing Scheme (NDLS) policy principles provide the framework for a national driver licensing scheme throughout Australia.
Information on the Heavy Vehicle National Law and how it was developed
Historical model laws for your reference
Information about the NTC's review of compliance and enforcement in the heavy vehicle industry
Information about the concept of chain of responsibility
Last Updated: 10/8/2015