Legislation relevant to PTV

Legislation administered either in part or in full by the Minister for Public Transport:

  • Transport Integration Act 2010
  • Tourist and Heritage Railways Act 2010
  • Bus Safety Act 2009*
  • Rail Safety Act 2006*
  • Rail Management Act 1996
  • Bus Services Act 1995
  • National Rail Corporation (Victoria) Act 1991
  • Very Fast Train (Route Investigation) Act 1989
  • Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983
  • Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983
  • Border Railways Act 1922

*For more information about the Bus Safety Act 2009 and the Rail Safety Act 2006, visit transportsafety.vic.gov.au.

To access copies of the legislation, visit the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.

Protected Disclosure Act

The Protected Disclosure Act 2012 repealed the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 and created a new legislative framework for receiving protected disclosures and protecting those who make them. Under the Protected Disclosure Act, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission has a key role in receiving, assessing and investigating disclosures about corrupt or improper conduct as well as responsibility for preparing and publishing guidelines to assist public bodies to interpret and comply with the new protected disclosures regime.

Making Protected Disclosures (PDF) 116 kB

Making Protected Disclosures - accessible version (RTF) 172kB

Guidelines for land use development

In 2008, the Department of Transport released the Public Transport Guidelines for Land Use and Development as an information resource for councils, developers and consultants. The guidelines aim to facilitate walking, cycling and public transport in new urban and regional developments.

For more information or to view the guidelines, visit the DEDJTR website.