Traffic Management Code of Practice and Surveillance Framework

We’ve updated traffic management industry guidance and developing a Surveillance Framework to maintain high levels of safety and compliance at road worksites. 

These are two of the initiatives being delivered under the Traffic Management Reform (TMR) program to create a consistent approach to traffic management across Victoria in line with national guidelines and approaches.

New Code of Practice for Worksite Safety – Traffic Management

The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) has updated the Road Management Act 2004 (Code of Practice for Worksite Safety - Traffic Management) (CoP) to incorporate the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM) while retaining the current measures that preserve higher safety standards.

The new CoP was gazetted on 1 June 2023 and commenced on 1 December 2023. DTP will not be enforcing compliance to the new Traffic Management Design (TMD) elements of the new CoP until the TMD training is readily available in market and workers have had the opportunity to receive formal training. 

Memorandum of Authorisation (MoA) permit applications and supporting documents such as the Traffic Guidance Scheme (TGS) designed to comply to the previous CoP will be accepted without penalty, until further notice.

Anyone who has already upskilled in the new requirements can design in accordance with the new CoP.

For all other elements of the new CoP, please make sure you have started incorporating the relevant updated standards and obligations into your ways of working on the road network so you can meet this deadline.

Below are links to the key documents: 

A summary of the new CoP [PDF 346 Kb] has also been created to help industry understand the differences between the previous and new versions 

The new CoP and AGTTM should also be read in conjunction with the following documents:

Compliance Regulations and Acts   

Technical documents 

Supporting programs 

New Surveillance Framework and end-to-end processes

As the new CoP, Accreditation program and new training model start creating a more consistent traffic management approach, the Surveillance Framework will be put in place to make sure that any traffic management companies or workers who are not compliant with regulations and standards can be held accountable in a fair and reasonable manner. The new Surveillance Framework and end-to-end processes are currently in development and will be released by June 2024. 

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For more information about the TMR program and how it will support the traffic management industry: Traffic Management Reform Key Info [PDF 161 Kb]

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