Guidelines for bus operator accreditation requirements

In 2000, the Austroads publication AP-R183 Mutual Recognition of Bus Drivers and Operators was released. That report clearly showed that regulators are required by the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 to recognise bus drivers licensed in another jurisdiction. However, the report also showed that there is no requirement under the Act to recognise bus operators from another jurisdiction. Operator accreditation requirements differ slightly in every State and Territory of Australia. This makes it difficult for businesses to expand into other jurisdictions and presents a challenge for people wishing to enter the bus industry at the national level. Regulatory authorities are seeking to harmonise the different accreditation regimes. However, it is expected that this will take some time. As an interim step this publication will help in understanding the extent of the differences and provide useful contacts for businesses wishing to enter the bus industry in a new State or Territory. This publication provides a summary of relevant requirements. It is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice on the exact requirements. Readers are encouraged to check the relevant legislation listed for each State and Territory and to consult the contacts listed.


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  • Pagination: 12p

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  • Accession Number: 01389032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 1877093564
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 2:40AM