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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

If you have any further questions please contact the Road Safety Branch of Transport Services at State Growth on