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Government Vehicle Fleet Safety Policy

The Government has a Vehicle Fleet Safety Policy to ensure high minimum safety standards for passenger and light-commercial vehicles in its fleet. Improving the safety of the vehicle fleet, particularly reducing the average age, has enormous potential to reduce serious casualties.

Government Vehicle Fleet Safety Policy
From 1 July 2018 all vehicles* on the Tasmanian Government Vehicle Fleet Contract must have a 5-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating.

Where no operationally suitable vehicle exists, agencies can provide a business case detailing the reason/s that precludes the fulfilment of this requirement for operational purposes.
Head of agency approval of a business case is to be provided directly to the Department of Treasury and Finance.

[*] This excludes trucks, buses and patient transport.

This policy only applies to vehicles on the Government Vehicle Fleet Contract, which is utilised by agencies to purchase/lease vehicles for operational purposes. Local government, Government Business Enterprises and State-Owned Companies can access this contract as can approved not-for-profit organisations to purchase/lease vehicles.  

The latest ANCAP information and vehicle safety ratings can be found here https://www.ancap.com.au/.

If you have any further questions please contact the Road Safety Branch of Transport Services at State Growth on rsac@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.