Safety regulators

The Department of Transport and Planning works with the independent transport safety offices that administer transport safety regulations and investigate transport incidents.

Transport Safety Victoria, the independent statutory office of the Director, Transport Safety, was established by the TIA.

It administers bus and maritime safety legislation, accredits and licenses operators, monitors compliance, and investigates and reports on bus and maritime safety.

DTP works with VicRoads and the Victorian Police to oversee and administer the Road Safety Act 1986.

DTP also works with the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator to oversee the safety of Victoria’s rail networks, as well as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to deliver a safe, efficient and productive heavy vehicle industry in Victoria.