Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Code of Practice - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you are an owner driver, harvesting contractor or a haulage contractor.

You will also be required to comply with this code if you make arrangements with owner drivers, harvesting contractors or haulage contractors to perform work on your behalf.

For the purpose of complying with the Act:

  • an owner driver is a person who runs a business that transports goods using vehicles that the person owns and operates
  • a haulage contractor is a person who runs a business transporting forest products using vehicles that the person owns and operates
  • a harvesting contractor is a person who runs a business harvesting forest products using motorised equipment that the person owns and operates.

This code provides mandatory requirements concerning the engagement of contractors, and guidance for hirers and contractors on conduct, contract terms and business operation.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

WorkSafe Advisory Service
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria


Phone:

03 9641 1444

Phone:

1800 136 089

Fax:

03 9641 1222
info@worksafe.vic.gov.au

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