Minimum Service Standards for Bus Services - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with these service standards if you intend to operate a bus service in the Australian Capital Territory. The standards outline minimum service standards for a range of operational matters, including:

  • parking, cleaning, servicing, maintenance and repair of buses
  • making and management of records
  • the operation of the service
  • driver licensing and authority
  • bus driver training
  • driving hours and rest periods for bus drivers
  • monitoring of the safety of bus drivers
  • how contraventions of road transport legislation by bus drivers will be handled
  • customer inquiries and complaints
  • handling of lost property
  • making information available to the public
  • management of incidents involving death or injury
  • insurance requirements.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regulation 2002 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Road Transport Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Bus Accreditation

Road Transport Authority

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: PO BOX 582
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602
Phone: 02 6207 1381
Phone: 02 6205 7173
Website: Access Canberra - Transport (Opens in new window)