Transport for People with Disability - April 2021 Consultation

Around one in five Australians have disability. Access to public transport is critical for people with disability to participate fully in community life and the economy. Many use public transport to take them to work or study, connect them to family, friends and the community, or help them access services, such as healthcare.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is currently seeking public feedback on 16 areas of reform, as well as amendments to references of the Australian Standards, for The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards). The reforms aim to improve public transport accessibility for people with disability. The Department wants to hear from you about these reform areas and your experiences on public transport to help ensure the reformed Transport Standards meet the needs of all Australians. You have until 23 April 2021 to have your say.

The Department is also hosting 6 online consultation forums to support public participation. You can register for a session or find more information about how you can contribute to the reform process on the have your say page.