Regulatory Guidance Note: Bus Operators Annual and Quarterly Bus Inspections

Vic Department of Transport

Annual Safety Inspections:

The Bus Safety Act 2009 requires accredited (and previously registered bus operators) to ensure that each bus that is used to provide a bus service undergoes an annual safety inspection by a licenced bus tester.

If it has been less than 12 months since the annual inspection of a bus, that bus does not require an annual inspection prior to being used again. Once the 12 month anniversary is reached, that bus will then require its annual inspection.

If it has been 12 months or more since the annual inspection of a bus, that bus requires an annual inspection, even if only for one trip.

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