Disability standards for accessible public transport - 5 year review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

The Transport Standards were formulated under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and came into operation on 23 October 2002. Part 34 of the Standards requires that a review of their effectiveness and efficiency be carried out within five years of commencement by the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, in consultation with the Attorney-General.

In April 2007, the Allen Consulting Group was appointed to carry out the review. A draft report was released in 2008 for public comment. A large number of comments were received in the period ending 31 March 2008. The report is currently being revised to take into account these comments and to assess the regulatory impact of the recommendations made. The second five-year legislated review commenced in 2012. This review is being undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General's Department, the Accessible Public Transport Jurisdictional Committee, the Accessible Public Transport National Advisory Committee and the Aviation Access Forum. The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development provided a final written report for consideration by the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General.

More information is available on the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport. The draft report is available for downloading from this website.