Transport safety officers

Compliance and enforcement activities are undertaken by maritime safety officers, bus safety officers and rail safety officers. Collectively known as transport safety officers (TSOs), they are supported by other TSV staff who undertake compliance activities.

TSOs are trained to monitor compliance and, if necessary, take enforcement action where breaches of relevant transport safety or infrastructure laws are observed.

We do not impose specific targets or quotas on TSO compliance and enforcement activities. Remedial action is only undertaken when deemed necessary.

In Maritime, we also work with a number of external TSOs.

TSO powers are allowed for in the Transport (Safety Schemes Compliance and Enforcement) Act 2014 (Vic).