Full list of all laws passed in Queensland by year and name.
Queensland Road Rules
New Road Traffic Rules
The Queensland Road Rules is officially known as the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 (PDF, 2.5MB).
The Your Keys to Driving in Queensland publication is the road rules hand book for all drivers, including learner drivers. It contains essential information about the Queensland driver licensing system and road rules.
New road rules from 12 October 2009
Recent changes to the Queensland Road Rules came into effect on 12 October 2009.
Key changes included:
- fog lights — turn off fog lights in clear weather. If you drive with fog lights on in clear weather you risk being fined A$40
- single centre line — don't U-turn. If you do a U-turn over a single continuous centre line you risk being fined A$180 and three demerit points
- seatbelts — all passengers must wear them. If you drive with a passenger of any age without a seatbelt or child restraint you risk being fined A$300 and three demerit points
- wheeled recreational devices — if you ride one when and where they are not permitted you risk being fined A$40.
Please note that the text above is only a very generic overview of the changes to the road rules. For more comprehensive details about the changes please download and view the documents below.
- Table of road rules changes contains a complete list of the road rule amendments.
- Road rules — questions and answers contains more detailed information about the new Queensland Road Rules.
- Road rules and child restraints — fact sheet contains a summary of the new Queensland road rule and child restraint laws.
Queensland Consolidated Regulations
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--VEHICLE REGISTRATION) REGULATION 1999
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--VEHICLE STANDARDS AND SAFETY) REGULATION 1999
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--ROAD RULES) REGULATION 1999
- TRAFFIC REGULATION 1962
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (PASSENGER TRANSPORT) REGULATION 2005
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (PASSENGER TRANSPORT) STANDARD 2000
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--ACCREDITATION AND OTHER PROVISIONS) REGULATION 2005
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--DANGEROUS GOODS) REGULATION 1998
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--DRIVER LICENSING) REGULATION 1999
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--FATIGUE MANAGEMENT) REGULATION 1998
- TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--MASS, DIMENSIONS AND LOADING) REGULATION 2005
- Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Driver Licensing) Regulation 1999 (TrantOpRUDLR99) [Superseded Versions]
- Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Fatigue Management) Regulation 1998 (TrantOpRUFMR98) [Superseded Versions]
- Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 1999 (TrantOpRURR99) [Superseded Versions]
- Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Vehicle Registration) Regulation 1999 (TrantOpRUVRR99) [Superseded Versions]
- Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Regulation 1995 (TrantOpRUMR95) [Superseded Versions]
- Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 1999 (TrantOpRUVSSR99) [Superseded Versions]
Right to Information
What is the Right to Information?
The Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.
The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.
New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely;
CHAPTER 6 - Speed Detection
- 6.3.1 'Amount of tolerance'
- 6.3.2 'Active speed camera site'
- 6.3.3 'Approved speed camera site'
- 6.3.4 'Authorised instructor'
- 6.3.5 'Authorised operator'
- 6.3.6 'Deactivated speed camera site'
- 6.3.7 'Distance calibration base'
- 6.3.8 'Speed camera'
- 6.3.9 'Traffic Scheduling and Reporting System'
- 6.3.10 'Speed detection device'
- 6.3.11 'Speed Management Advisory Committee'
- 6.3.12 'Traffic Camera Coding Manual'
- 6.3.13 'Traffic Camera Office'
- 6.5.1 Positioning of speed detection device (excluding speed cameras)
- 6.5.2 Restrictions on speed detection device site locations (restricted site locations)
- 6.5.3 Site selection - speed detection devices
- 6.5.4 Responsibility of authorised operators
- 6.5.5 Record of speed detection device operation
- 6.5.6 Resources allocated to a speed detection device operation
- 6.5.7 Providing evidence of speed detected to intercepted drivers
6.6 Speed Cameras
- 6.6.1 Responsibility for speed camera site assessment
- 6.6.2 Responsibility for speed camera site approval
- 6.6.3 Speed limit review
- 6.6.4 Site selection - primary criteria
- 6.6.5 Site selection - secondary criteria
- 6.6.6 Site selection - procedures
- 6.6.7 Site assessment considerations
- 6.6.8 Notification of speed camera site approvals
- 6.6.9 Activation of approved speed camera sites
- 6.6.10 Deactivation of speed camera sites
- 6.6.11 Modification of descriptors for approved speed camera sites
- 6.6.12 Random computerised scheduling of speed camera operations
- 6.6.13 Restrictions on speed camera positioning
- 6.6.14 Responsibility of authorised speed camera operators
- 6.6.15 Speed camera operations
- 6.6.16 Record of speed camera operation
- 6.6.17 Placing of sign at speed camera site
- 6.6.18 Position of vehicle at speed camera site
- 6.6.19 Placing of speed camera flash unit at night
- 6.6.20 Use of speed camera vehicles
- 6.6.21 Concealment of speed camera operations
- 6.9.1 Conducting and attending speed detection operators courses
- 6.9.2 Authorisation, re-authorisation and competency reassessment of speed detection device operators
- 6.9.3 Training records
- 6.9.4 Issue of speed detection device operator's authorisation
- 6.9.5 Issue of speed detection device instructor's authorisation
- 6.9.6 Revocation of authorisation (operators and instructors)
6.10 Follow speed
6.12 Speed formula