Bus safety investigations

Bus Safety Victoria's primary objective is to determine if there has been a breach of the law.

Victoria's accredited and registered bus operators are required to report certain types of transport incidents to us under the Bus Safety Act 2009 (Vic).

Following a bus incident, we may conduct an investigation into the incident or direct the bus operator to conduct their own investigation.

An investigation undertaken by us is commonly referred to as a internal investigation, but may also take the form of a disciplinary inquiry.

If an accredited or registered bus operator is directed to undertake an investigation the operator must commence the investigation within seven days of the direction.

Other agencies may conduct their own separate investigations into bus incidents. These include:

More information can be found on the Bus operator investigations page.