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Transport Safety officer

1Where are Transport Safety and Investigation officers based?

Transport Safety and Investigation officers are based in:

  • Launceston
  • Burnie
  • Hobart.

2What services does the Transport Safety and Investigation Unit provide?

Over Size Over Mass (OSOM) escorts

The unit provides escorts for the transport of Over Size Over Mass (OSOM) vehicles.

You can contact the TSIU to arrange OSOM escorts. Contact details are located at the bottom of this page.

Written Off Vehicle Register (WOVR) identity checks for light vehicles

We provide WOVR identity inspections for light vehicles in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

Light vehicle crash inspections for the Coroner

Transport Safety and Investigation Unit undertake crashed light vehicle inspections for the Coroner, this includes light vehicles involved in fatal crashes and for some serious injury crashes.

Public Passenger Vehicles compliance and enforcement

The Transport Safety and Investigation Unit provide compliance and enforcement services for the Public Passenger Vehicle sector. This includes:

  • buses (heavy and light)
  • taxis
  • restricted hire vehicles
  • luxury hire vehicles
  • ride-sourcing services (such as Uber and Shebah).

The Transport Safety and Investigation Unit has a focus on buses to ensure they are safe and compliant operation of a bus as a Public Passenger Vehicle. This means ensuring compliance with our registration and licensing requirements for Public Passenger Vehicles:

  • Ancillary certificate checks.
  • Driver licence checks.
  • Scheduled vehicle compliance inspections.

It also includes ensuring compliance with our passenger transport regulations. This includes:

  • licensing, licence plates and fees
  • taxi operations (including compliance with areas and fares)
  • taxi vehicles and equipment (including tariff lights, cameras and meters), and
  • accreditation and authorisations.


Transport Safety and Investigation Unit

Phone: (03) 6777 1936
Postal address: PO Box 1906, Launceston TAS 7250