Roads

With our population centres separated by vast distances, road transport infrastructure is critical to sustaining Australian communities, growing our strong economy and improving our international competitiveness.

The Australian Government, through the Department, contributes to the prosperity of the economy and the well being of all Australians by supporting continued improvement to our road transport infrastructure.

The Department advises the Government on transport reform and innovations to improve road transport efficiency, productivity safety and environmental performance. The Department also provides a diverse range of day-to-day services to the road transport sector and the community.

  • Roads policy, planning and regulations including motor vehicle standards.

  • This section covers all aspects of road safety.

  • The Australian Government is working with state, territory and local governments, as well as industry and community stakeholders, to progress Heavy Vehicle Road Reform.

  • Vehicle safety standards, importing a motor vehicle, vehicle design rules and certification and information on the Australian Bicycle Council.

  • Visit this page for information on standards development on vehicle emissions, noise and energy issues, including a link to the Green Vehicle Guide website.

  • This section covers all aspects of vehicle regulation.

  • A listing of Departmental publications relating to roads, highways and freeways.

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Last Updated: 22 February, 2018