The provision of safe bus services is a priority for the Victorian Government.

That’s why we’re working to improve standards for Victoria’s bus operators while also cutting red tape.

We have already made a number of changes to strengthen bus safety laws through amendments to the Bus Safety Act which will come into effect on 1 March 2022.

The amendments to the Bus Safety Act will see a number of changes and removes the previous two-tiered system of accreditation and registration.

As the next step in this process, the Department is now seeking feedback on draft Regulations and a number of proposed changes in particular in relation to the new single tiered accreditation scheme.

How to participate

All feedback will be considered in the development of the final regulations.

To have your say ensure you provide a submission by 31 January 2022.

Next steps

To provide your feedback, complete the survey below.

Privacy collection notice

The Department of Transport is committed to protecting your privacy. Any personal information collected, handled, stored or disclosed about you through our online services shall be managed in accordance with the principles of Victorian privacy laws.

We only collect and record personal information that is provided directly to us that is necessary for us to perform our functions or activities.

The information you provide will be used to help inform the final Bus Safety Amendment Regulations 2022.

You don’t have to give us all the information we ask you to provide, and we respect your choice to remain anonymous. You may interact with us anonymously where it is lawful and practicable for you to do so. If you choose to provide your personal information in the survey, you are consenting to be contacted by the Department of Transport to seek any clarification on your responses and/or to provide you updates on the Bus Safety Amended Regulations 2022.

You have a right to access any personal information we hold and may ask us to update or correct your personal information.

For more information on the Department’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information, or on how you can access your personal information held by the Department, please see the DoT Privacy Policy.

For further information relating to the Bus Safety Regulations 2022 please contact us at transport.regulations.review@transport.vic.gov.au