Load Restraint Guide - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this guide if you intend to operate a vehicle carrying a load. The guide provides transport drivers and operators with basic safety principles which should be followed to safely carry loads on road vehicles.

You have a legal responsibility to ensure that the load is secured by appropriate means, and is not at risk of falling from your vehicle.

Compliance with the guide is not compulsory. However, if you are charged with contravening a load restraint requirement, evidence of non-compliance with the performance standards recommended in the guide may be used against you.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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.

Other resources

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Comply All Load Restraint Guide - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Transport


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