Notification of Bus Incident by Operator

Bus Safety Act 2009 (Vic), Bus Safety Regulations 2020 (Vic)

Obligation to report incidents

Under section 65 of the Bus Safety Act 2009 (Vic), accredited and registered bus operators must notify the Safety Director of prescribed bus incidents in accordance with the Bus Safety Regulations 2020 (Vic). Failure to do so attracts a penalty of 50 penalty units.

This form is to be used to notify incident under Category 1 and 2 and must be completed within 72 hours of the incident.

Note: For category 1 incidents, the first step in reporting an incident is to contact the Transport Safety Victoria duty officer by telephone on 1800 301 151.

  1. What category of incident are you reporting? (required)

  2. When did the incident happen? (required)

    Verbal notification date, time and name of TSV officer?

  3. What type of incident was it? (tick appropriate box(es))

  4. Was there a loss of control of the bus?
  5. Was there damage to property?
  6. Type of bus service (tick appropriate box(es))

  7. What services attended?
    Taken to hospital

  8. Did the incident result in any of the following? (type the number in the appropriate box)
  9. Was an alcohol and/or drug test conducted on the driver/employee?
    If Yes, what were they tested for and what was the result?
  10. Has or will the bus operator convene an investigation into the incident?


By completing this section, I acknowledge that (tick both boxes below): (required)

In case the contact name for further inquiries from TSV is not the same
as above, complete the section below:

What happens next?

You may be required to provide more information. If this is the case, TSV will contact you.

Contact the incident team

Incident telephone 1800 301 151


Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) collects and holds the personal information provided in this application to assist the Director, Transport Safety (Safety Director) to administer the Bus Safety Act 2009 (Vic) and Bus Safety Regulations 2010 (Vic). TSV is committed to protecting personal information in accordance with its obligations under the Bus Safety Act 2009 (Vic). The personal information provided in this report may be disclosed to other government agencies in accordance with the Bus Safety Act 2009 (Vic) and the Transport Integration Act 2010 (Vic). It is an offence under the Bus Safety Act 2009 (Vic) to give information that is false or misleading in relation to a report.

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