This legislation has been repealed.
- As at 1 July 2008 - Reg arr of 1999 TABLE OF PROVISIONS PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY Division 1 - General 1. Australian Road Rules 2. Commencement 3. Object of the Australian Road Rules Division 2 - Some features of the Australian Road Rules 4. Definitions-the dictionary etc 5. Diagrams 6. Examples 7. Headings 8. Notes 9. Reader’s Guide 10. Offences PART 2 - APPLICATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN ROAD RULES Division 1 - Roads and road-related areas 11. Australian Road Rules apply to vehicles and road users on roads and road-related areas 12. What is a road 13. What is a road-related area Division 2 - Road users and vehicles 14. Road users 15. What is a vehicle 16. Who is a driver 17. Who is a rider 18. Who is a pedestrian 19. References to driver includes rider etc PART 3 - SPEED-LIMITS 20. Obeying the speed-limit 21. Speed-limit where a speed-limit sign applies 22. Speed-limit in a speed-limited area 23. Speed-limit in a school zone 24. Speed-limit in a shared zone 25. Speed-limit elsewhere PART 4 - MAKING TURNS Division 1 - Left turns at intersections 26. Division does not apply to certain turns 27. Starting a left turn from a road (except a multi-lane road) 28. Starting a left turn from a multi-lane road 29. Making a left turn as indicated by a road marking Division 2 - Right turns (except hook turns) at intersections 30. Division does not apply to certain turns 31. Starting a right turn from a road (except a multi-lane road) 32. Starting a right turn from a multi-lane road 33. Making a right turn Division 3 - Hook turns at intersections 34. Making a hook turn at a hook turn only sign 35. Optional hook turn by a bicycle rider 36. Bicycle rider making a hook turn contrary to no hook turn by bicycles sign Division 4 - U-turns Note 37. Beginning a U-turn 38. Giving way when making a U-turn 39. Making a U-turn contrary to a no U-turn sign 40. Making a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights 41. Making a U-turn at an intersection without traffic lights 42. Starting a U-turn at an intersection Division 5 - Turns into or from road-related areas or adjacent land 43. Starting and making turns PART 5 - CHANGE OF DIRECTION AND STOP SIGNALS Division 1 - Change of direction signals 44. Division does not apply to entering or leaving a roundabout 45. What is changing direction 46. Giving a left change of direction signal 47. How to give a left change of direction signal 48. Giving a right change of direction signal 49. How to give a right change of direction signal 50. How to give a right change of direction signal by giving a hand signal 51. When use of direction indicator lights permitted Division 2 - Stop signals 52. Division does not apply to bicycle riders or certain tram drivers 53. Giving a stop signal 54. How to give a stop signal 55. How to give a stop signal by giving a hand signal PART 6 - TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND TWIN RED LIGHTS Division 1 - Obeying traffic lights Note Note Note 56. Stopping for a red traffic light or arrow 57. Stopping for a yellow traffic light or arrow 58. Exceptions to stopping for a red or yellow traffic light 59. Proceeding through a red traffic light 60. Proceeding through a red traffic arrow 61. Proceeding when traffic lights or arrows at an intersection change to yellow or red Division 2 - Giving way at traffic lights Note 62. Giving way when turning at an intersection with traffic lights 63. Giving way at an intersection with traffic lights not operating or only partly operating 64. Giving way at a flashing yellow traffic arrow at an intersection 65. Giving way at a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection) with a flashing yellow traffic light Division 3 - Twin red lights (except at level crossings) 66. Stopping for twin red lights (except at level crossings) PART 7 - GIVING WAY Note Note Division 1 - Giving way at a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver Note 67. Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at an intersection without traffic lights 68. Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at other places 69. Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at an intersection 70. Giving way at a give way sign at a bridge or length of narrow road 71. Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at other places Division 2 - Giving way at an intersection without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver Note 72. Giving way at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout) 73. Giving way at a T-intersection Division 3 - Entering or leaving road-related areas and adjacent land 74. Giving way when entering a road from a road-related area or adjacent land 75. Giving way when entering a road-related area or adjacent land from a road Division 4 - Keeping clear of and giving way to particular vehicles 76. Keeping clear of trams travelling in tram lanes etc 77. Giving way to buses 78. Keeping clear of police and emergency vehicles 79. Giving way to police and emergency vehicles Division 5 - Crossings and shared zones 80. Stopping at a children’s crossing 81. Giving way at a pedestrian crossing 82. Overtaking or passing a vehicle at a children’s crossing or pedestrian crossing 83. Giving way to pedestrians in a shared zone Division 6 - Other give way rules 84. Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip 85. Giving way on a painted island 86. Giving way in median turning bays 87. Giving way when moving from a side or shoulder of the road or a median strip parking area PART 8 - TRAFFIC SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS Note Note Note Division 1 - Traffic signs and road markings at intersections Note 88. Left turn signs 89. Right turn signs 90. No turns signs 91. No left turn and no right turn signs 92. Traffic lane arrows Division 2 - Traffic signs and road markings generally 93. No overtaking or passing signs 94. No overtaking on bridge signs 95. Emergency stopping lane only signs 96. Keep clear markings 97. Road access signs 98. One-way signs 99. Keep left and keep right signs 100. No entry signs 101. Hand-held stop signs Division 3 - Signs for trucks, buses and other large vehicles 102. Clearance and low clearance signs 103. Load limit signs 104. No trucks signs 105. Trucks must enter signs 106. No buses signs 107. Buses must enter signs 108. Trucks and buses low gear signs PART 9 - ROUNDABOUTS 109. What is a roundabout 110. Meaning of halfway around a roundabout 111. Entering a roundabout from a multi-lane road or a road with 2 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction 112. Giving a left change of direction signal when entering a roundabout 113. Giving a right change of direction signal when entering a roundabout 114. Giving way when entering or driving in a roundabout 115. Driving in a roundabout to the left of the central traffic island 116. Obeying traffic lane arrows when driving in or leaving a roundabout 117. Giving a change of direction signal when changing marked lanes or lines of traffic in a roundabout 118. Giving a left change of direction signal when leaving a roundabout 119. Giving way by the rider of a bicycle or animal to a vehicle leaving a roundabout PART 10 - LEVEL CROSSINGS 120. What is a level crossing 121. Stopping and giving way at a stop sign at a level crossing 122. Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at a level crossing 123. Entering a level crossing when a train or tram is approaching etc 124. Leaving a level crossing PART 11 - KEEPING LEFT, OVERTAKING AND OTHER DRIVING RULES Division 1 - General 125. Unreasonably obstructing drivers or pedestrians 126. Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles 127. Keeping a minimum distance between long vehicles 128. Entering blocked intersections Division 2 - Keeping to the left 129. Keeping to the far left side of a road 130. Keeping to the left on a multi-lane road 131. Keeping to the left of oncoming vehicles 132. Keeping to the left of the centre of a road or the dividing line 133. Exceptions to keeping to the left of the centre of a road 134. Exceptions to keeping to the left of a dividing line 135. Keeping to the left of a median strip 136. Driving on a one-way service road 137. Keeping off a dividing strip 138. Keeping off a painted island 139. Exceptions for avoiding obstructions on a road Division 3 - Overtaking 140. No overtaking unless safe to do so 141. No overtaking etc to the left of a vehicle 142. No overtaking to the right of a vehicle turning right etc 143. Passing or overtaking a vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign 144. Keeping a safe distance when overtaking 145. Driver being overtaken not to increase speed Division 4 - Driving in marked lanes or lines of traffic 146. Driving within a single marked lane or line of traffic 147. Moving from one marked lane to another marked lane across a continuous line separating the lanes 148. Giving way when moving from one marked lane or line of traffic to another marked lane or line of traffic 149. Giving way when lines of traffic merge into a single line of traffic 150. Driving on or across a continuous white edge line 151. Riding a motor bike or bicycle alongside more than 1 other rider Division 5 - Obeying overhead lane control devices applying to marked lanes 152. Complying with overhead lane control devices Division 6 - Driving in marked lanes designated for special purposes 153. Bicycle lanes 154. Bus lanes 155. Tram lanes 156. Transit lanes 157. Truck lanes 158. Exceptions to driving in special purpose lanes etc 159. Marked lanes required to be used by particular kinds of vehicles Division 7 - Passing trams and safety zones Note 160. Passing or overtaking a tram that is not at or near the left side of a road 161. Passing or overtaking a tram at or near the left side of a road 162. Driving past a safety zone 163. Driving past the rear of a stopped tram 164. Giving way to pedestrians crossing the road near a stopped tram PART 12 - RESTRICTIONS ON STOPPING AND PARKING Division 1 - General Note Note 165. Stopping in an emergency etc or to comply with another rule 166. Application of Part to bicycles Division 2 - No stopping and no parking signs and road markings Note Note 167. No stopping signs 168. No parking signs 169. No stopping on a road with a yellow edge line Division 3 - Stopping at intersections and crossings Note Note 170. Stopping in or near an intersection 171. Stopping on or near a children’s crossing 172. Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing (except at an intersection) 173. Stopping on or near a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection) 174. Stopping at or near bicycle crossing lights (except at an intersection) 175. Stopping on or near a level crossing Division 4 - Stopping on clearways and freeways and in emergency stopping lanes Note Note 176. Stopping on a clearway 177. Stopping on a freeway 178. Stopping in an emergency stopping lane Division 5 - Stopping in zones for particular vehicles Note Note Note 179. Stopping in a loading zone 180. Stopping in a truck zone 181. Stopping in a works zone 182. Stopping in a taxi zone 183. Stopping in a bus zone 184. Stopping in a minibus zone 185. Stopping in a permit zone 186. Stopping in a mail zone Division 6 - Other places where stopping is restricted Note Note 187. Stopping in a bicycle lane, bus lane, tram lane, transit lane, truck lane or on tram tracks 188. Stopping in a shared zone 189. Double parking 190. Stopping in or near a safety zone 191. Stopping near an obstruction 192. Stopping on a bridge or in a tunnel etc 193. Stopping on a crest or curve outside a built-up area 194. Stopping near a fire hydrant etc 195. Stopping at or near a bus stop 196. Stopping at or near a tram stop 197. Stopping on a path, dividing strip or nature strip 198. Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway etc 199. Stopping near a postbox 200. Stopping on roads-heavy and long vehicles 201. Stopping on a road with bicycle parking sign 202. Stopping on a road with motor bike parking sign 203. Stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities Division 7 - Permissive parking signs and parking fees Note Note 204. Meaning of certain information on or with permissive parking signs 205. Parking for longer than indicated 206. Time extension for people with disabilities 207. Parking where fees are payable Division 8 - Parallel parking Note Note 208. Parallel parking on a road (except in a median strip parking area) 209. Parallel parking in a median strip parking area Division 9 - Angle parking Note Note 210. Angle parking Division 10 - Other parking related rules Note Note 211. Parking in parking bays 212. Entering and leaving a median strip parking area 213. Making a motor vehicle secure PART 13 - LIGHTS AND WARNING DEVICES Division 1 - Lights on vehicles (except bicycles, animals and animal-drawn vehicles) 214. Division does not apply to riders of bicycles, animals or animal-drawn vehicles 215. Using lights when driving at night or in hazardous weather conditions 216. Towing a vehicle at night or in hazardous weather conditions 217. Using rear fog lights 218. Using headlights on high-beam 219. Lights not to be used to dazzle other road users 220. Using lights on vehicles that are stopped 221. Using hazard warning lights 222. Using warning lights on buses carrying children Division 2 - Lights on animal-drawn vehicles 223. Using lights when riding an animal-drawn vehicle at night or in hazardous weather conditions Division 3 - Horns and radar detectors 224. Using horns and similar warning devices 225. Using radar detectors and similar devices Division 4 - Portable warning triangles for heavy vehicles 226. Heavy vehicles to be equipped with portable warning triangles 227. Using portable warning triangles PART 14 - RULES FOR PEDESTRIANS Division 1 - General Note Note 228. No pedestrians signs 229. Pedestrians on a road with a road access sign 230. Crossing a road-general 231. Crossing a road at pedestrian lights 232. Crossing a road at traffic lights 233. Crossing a road to or from a tram 234. Crossing a road on or near a crossing for pedestrians 235. Crossing a level crossing 236. Pedestrians not to cause a traffic hazard or obstruction 237. Getting on or into a moving vehicle 238. Pedestrians travelling along a road (except in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy) 239. Pedestrians on a bicycle path or separated footpath Division 2 - Rules for persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices and wheeled toys Note Note 240. Wheeled recreational devices and toys not to be used on certain roads 241. Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a road 242. Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a footpath or shared path 243. Travelling on rollerblades etc on a bicycle path or separated footpath 244. Holding onto a moving vehicle PART 15 - ADDITIONAL RULES FOR BICYCLE RIDERS Note Note 245. Riding a bicycle 246. Carrying people on a bicycle 247. Riding in a bicycle lane on a road 248. No riding across a road on a crossing 249. Riding on a separated footpath 250. Riding on a footpath or shared path 251. Riding to the left of oncoming bicycle riders on a path 252. No bicycles signs and markings 253. Bicycle riders not to cause a traffic hazard 254. Bicycles being towed etc 255. Riding too close to the rear of a motor vehicle 256. Bicycle helmets 257. Riding with a person on a bicycle trailer 258. Equipment on a bicycle 259. Riding at night 260. Stopping for a red bicycle crossing light 261. Stopping for a yellow bicycle crossing light 262. Proceeding when bicycle crossing lights change to yellow or red PART 16 - RULES FOR PERSONS TRAVELLING IN OR ON VEHICLES 263. Application of Part to persons in or on trams 264. Wearing of seatbelts by drivers 265. Wearing of seatbelts by passengers 16 years old, or older 266. Wearing of seatbelts by passengers under 16 years old 267. Exemptions from wearing seatbelts 268. How persons must travel in or on a motor vehicle 269. Opening doors and getting out of a vehicle etc 270. Wearing motor bike helmets 271. Riding on motor bikes 272. Interfering with the driver’s control of the vehicle etc PART 17 - ADDITIONAL RULES FOR DRIVERS OF TRAMS AND PUBLIC BUSES Note Note Division 1 - Trams Note 273. Division also applies to public buses travelling along tram tracks 274. Stopping for a red T light 275. Stopping for a yellow T light 276. Exception to stopping for a red or yellow T light 277. Proceeding after stopping for a red or yellow T light 278. Proceeding when a red traffic light and a white T light or white traffic arrow is showing 279. Proceeding when a white T light or white traffic arrow is no longer showing Division 2 - Public buses Note 280. Division does not apply to public buses travelling along tram tracks 281. Stopping for a red B light 282. Stopping for a yellow B light 283. Exception to stopping for a red or yellow B light 284. Proceeding after stopping for a red or yellow B light 285. Proceeding when a red traffic light and a white B light or white traffic arrow is showing 286. Proceeding when a white B light or white traffic arrow is no longer showing PART 18 - MISCELLANEOUS ROAD RULES Division 1 - Miscellaneous rules for drivers 287. Duties of a driver involved in a crash 288. Driving on a path 289. Driving on a nature strip 290. Driving on a traffic island 291. Making unnecessary noise or smoke 292. Insecure or overhanging load 293. Removing fallen etc things from the road 294. Keeping control of a vehicle being towed 295. Motor vehicle towing another vehicle with a towline 296. Driving a vehicle in reverse 297. Driver to have proper control of a vehicle etc 298. Driving with a person in a trailer 299. Television receivers and visual display units in motor vehicles 300. Use of hand-held mobile phones Division 2 - Rules for people in charge of animals 301. Leading an animal while driving a vehicle 302. Rider of an animal on a footpath or nature strip to give way to pedestrians 303. Riding an animal alongside more than 1 other rider Division 3 - Obeying directions 304. Direction by a police officer or authorised person PART 19 - EXEMPTIONS 305. Exemption for drivers of police vehicles 306. Exemption for drivers of emergency vehicles 307. Stopping and parking exemption for police and emergency vehicles and authorised persons 308. Exemption for police officers and emergency workers on foot 309. Exemption for drivers of trams etc 310. Exemption for road workers etc 311. Exemption for oversize vehicles 312. Exemption for tow truck drivers 313. Exemption for postal vehicles PART 20 - TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AND TRAFFIC-RELATED ITEMS Division 1 - General Note 314. Diagrams of traffic control devices, traffic-related items and symbols 315. Legal effect of traffic control devices mentioned in the Australian Road Rules 316. When do traffic control devices comply substantially with the Australian Road Rules 317. Information on or with traffic control devices 318. Limited effect of certain traffic control devices 319. Legal effect of traffic-related items mentioned in the Australian Road Rules 320. When do traffic-related items comply substantially with the Australian Road Rules 321. Meaning of information on or with traffic control devices and traffic-related items 322. References to traffic control devices and traffic-related items on a road etc 323. References to lights that are traffic signals Division 2 - Application of traffic control devices to lengths of roads and areas Note 324. Purpose of Division 325. References to traffic control devices-application to lengths of road and areas 326. When do traffic control devices apply to a length of road or area-the basic rules 327. Length of road to which a traffic sign (except a parking control sign) applies 328. References to a traffic control device applying to a length of road 329. Traffic control devices applying to a marked lane 330. Traffic control devices applying to a slip lane 331. Traffic control devices applying to an intersection 332. Parking control signs applying to a length of road 333. Parking control signs applying to a length of road in an area to which another parking control sign applies etc 334. How parking control signs apply to a length of road 335. Traffic control devices applying to an area 336. How separated footpath signs and separated footpath road markings apply Division 3 - Application of traffic control devices to persons Note 337. Purpose of Division 338. References to traffic control devices-application to persons 339. When do traffic control devices apply to a person-the basic rules 340. Traffic control devices (except road markings and parking control signs) 341. Road markings 342. Traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to a length of road 343. Traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to an area 344. Traffic control devices applying to a driver in a marked lane 345. Traffic control devices applying to a driver in a slip lane 346. Parking control signs PART 21 - GENERAL 347. Meaning of abbreviations and symbols 348. References to a driver doing something etc 349. References to certain kinds of roads 350. References to stopping or parking on a length of road etc 351. References to left and right SCHEDULE 1 SCHEDULE 2 SCHEDULE 3 SCHEDULE 4 SCHEDULE 99 Dictionary