Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to provide a public transport service. Transport services that must comply with this standard include:

  • Trams
  • Trains
  • Buses and coaches
  • Taxis
  • Ferries
  • Aircraft.

The standard sets out minimum compliance requirements for vehicles and premises used in your public transport service, including:

  • Accessibility
  • Boarding devices
  • Allocated spaces
  • Handrails and grab rails
  • Doorways
  • Lifts
  • Toilets
  • Symbols and signs
  • Access to information about transport services.

The standard provides transport operators and providers with certainty about their obligations and when complied with may provide operators with protection from complaints of unlawful discrimination. Not complying with the standard may be a breach of the law.

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

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 AG

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Civil Justice and Legal Services Group

International Law and Human Rights

Contact details

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Enquiries, Head Office

International Law and Human Rights

Civil Justice and Legal Services Group

Attorney-General's Department

Operating address: 3-5 National Circuit
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Phone: 02 6141 6666