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Australian Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002, (revised 2005)


The Australian Disability Discrimination Act 1992 seeks to eliminate discrimination, ‘as far as possible’, against people with disabilities.

Public transport is a service covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The purpose of these Standards is to enable public transport operators and providers to remove discrimination from public transport services.

These Standards apply to the widest possible range of people with disabilities as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

The Standards apply to all operators and the conveyances they use to provide public transport services. They also apply to providers and supporting premises and infrastructure.

The document notes that these Standards are accompanied by Guidelines. Passengers, operators and providers need to consult the Guidelines when interpreting these Standards.

The document may be downloaded in PDF format from the right-hand panel.

General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra
Language(s): EN


Publisher: Government of Australia
Date published on the web: 11/05/2005
Source: Subsection 31 (1) of the Disability Discrimination Act, 1992


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