The Victorian Government is focused on strengthening and streamlining their safety regulatory functions. To achieve this, they have decided to merge Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) and Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) into a single regulator.

It is anticipated that the consolidated entity is expected to come into effect in July 2022.

As a centre for transport safety, this new regulatory body, that is yet to be named, will manage the accreditation and safety regulation for CPVs, buses and maritime vessels.

The regulatory functions and powers of CPVV will be consolidated with those of the Director, Transport Safety Victoria to create a single regulatory entity.

The new entity will be established as a statutory authority in the form reporting to a CEO, with an advisory board.

While this is a significant change for CPVV, our work remains unchanged. Under this new name we are still committed to providing a safe and accessible CPV industry.

We do not foresee any major impact to the CPV industry with this merge and we will continue to regulate the industry and accredit drivers as normal.

A Working Group with leaders from TSV, CPVV and the Department of Transport has been established to oversee the commencement of this new body and to support our people in this transition.

Tammy O’Connor will continue to act as the CEO of CPVV until recruitment for the future regulatory body is complete.

Below are a set of FAQs which may help answer some of your questions. If you’d like to know more or if you have any concerns, please email us at [email protected]


FAQs

Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria and Transport Safety Victoria will merge as together as a new safety regulator.

The new entity will be a dedicated authority that leads the manage the accreditation and safety regulation for CPVs, buses and maritime vessels.

This is yet to be finalised.

The current plan is that the consolidated entity will come into effect in July 2022.

Recruitment for the future head of the new transport safety regulator has commenced. Further information will be communicated to employees, and key stakeholders in coming weeks.

The Regulator Management Integration Plan includes planning a roadmap for items that will require to be addressed and implemented on day one of operations – such as external and internal communication and stakeholder needs including branding and style guides.

The new entity will come into effect in July 2022. A Regulator Management Integration Plan is being developed to identify key integration requirements to support day one initiation and the first 4 months of operation. The CEO of the new entity once appointed will work with the team to develop the agency’s 4 year Strategic Corporate Plan.

A working group with leaders from Transport Safety Victoria, Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria and the Department of Transport has been established to oversee preparation of the Regulator Management Integration Plan, including coordinating the various streams of work that will support commencement of the new entity.

Together they will identify inclusions to ensure a smooth first 120 days integration.

There will be no major impact to the CPV industry with this merge. CPVV will continue to regulate the CPV industry and accredit drivers as per normal.

From July, the industry will refer to the new entity instead of CPVV.

The accreditation, regulation, and registration for all bus operators in Victoria and the accreditation requirements for bus drivers will now sit within the one entity.

This change will make it easier for bus drivers and operators, having one point of contact to access the experts and the information they need about transport regulation in Victoria.

In July 2022, bus drivers will be regulated by the new entity instead of CPVV.

In July 2022, bus operators be regulated by the new entity instead of TSV.

Membership for those on the MPTP remains unchanged.