Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW)
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
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VC Compliance Delegate
Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Bradley Nixon, Associate Director Operational Services
Business Units Impacted
The objects of this Act are as follows:
(a) to consolidate in the one Act most of the existing statutory provisions concerning road users, road transport and the improvement of road safety in this jurisdiction,
(b) to provide for the following in a manner consistent with the Agreed Reforms within the meaning of the Inter-Governmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Road, Rail and Intermodal Transport entered into by the Commonwealth, the States and the Territories:
(i) a driver licensing system as part of a uniform national approach to driver licensing (including uniform driver licence classes and licence eligibility criteria),
(ii) a vehicle registration system as part of a uniform national approach to vehicle registration and standards,
(iii) systems for the improvement of road safety and transport efficiency,
(iv) the reduction of costs relating to administering road transport,
(c) to facilitate the recovery of expenses incurred in the administration of this Act (particularly, in connection with driver licensing and vehicle registration) and the collection of fees and charges payable under this Act and the statutory rules,
(d) to provide for additional matters concerning the regulation of road users and road transport and the improvement of road safety in this jurisdiction that are not otherwise dealt with by the Agreed Reforms.
Refer also to:
- the Road Rules 2014 (NSW). The objects of the Road Rules (2014) are:
(a) to consolidate in a single instrument the road rules that are applicable in New South Wales, and
(b) to provide for road rules that are based on the Australian Road Rules so as to ensure that the road rules applicable in this State are substantially uniform with road rules applicable elsewhere in Australia, and
(c) to provide for other road rules to be observed in this State in relation to matters that are not otherwise dealt with in the Australian Road Rules.