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 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.

Other resources

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

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


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Road Safety


Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Phone: 13 11 71
Fax: 03 9853 1181