On-demand transport maintenance / standards
National Australian Design Rules
The Australian Design Rules set out the national design standards for vehicle safety and emissions that all vehicles must comply with. Compliance of vehicles with respect to these standards is ascertained by the Department of Transport's Vehicle Safety Branch.
Requirements for charter (omnibus) or RPT (omnibus) vehicles designed for hire and award
All charter or RPT (omnibus) vehicles designed and constructed for hire and reward must comply with the Australian Design Rule (ADR) 58/00 - Requirements for charter or RPT (omnibus) vehicles designed for hire and reward.
|Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities: Australian Design Rules|
|Federal Register of Legislation: Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 58/00 - Requirements for Omnibuses Designed for Hire and Reward) 2006|
National vehicle safety standards
Modern vehicles designed for the primary purpose of carrying passengers, have improved design and additional safety features that support the driver in maintaining proper road position and protect occupants from serious injury in the event of a collision.
Information regarding national vehicle safety standards and the collision avoidance capabilities of modern vehicles is listed below.
|Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)|
The safety of drivers and their passengers is a Department of Transport priority. All taxis, charter and regular passenger transport vehicles must be maintained to a fit and serviceable state and pass a visual and mechanical inspection.
Vehicle inspections are carried out upon application for a vehicle licence and every twelve (12) months thereafter.
Refer to the Licensing section for information on how to get a vehicle inspected, including locations and fees.
Approved users can login to the Vehicle Inspection System below.Vehicle Inspection System (VIS)
Maintaining your vehicle ensures it is safe for you and your passengers, as well as road users. Regular maintenance also helps your vehicle run more efficiently.
Maintaining your vehicle to the manufacturer's specifications is a requirement of your taxi or charter or RPT (omnibus) licence. In addition to annual vehicle inspections, operators may be audited by the Department of Transport.
Visit the vehicle maintenance checklist page for useful information or use the following document to assist you in managing vehicle maintenance.
|Vehicle maintenance fatigue management program||Kb|