Transport Industry Council

The Transport Industry Council is made up of members from industry and employee associations and government.

The Transport Industry Council was set up under the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005.

The Council is responsible for making recommendations to the Minister for Industrial Relations on commercial practices affecting owner drivers. It advises on:

  • the content of codes of practice, rates and costs schedules and information provided to owner drivers
  • the development, publication and promotion of model contracts
  • any other matters relevant to owner driver contracts and the commercial practices generally engaged in by owner drivers and hirers in relation to each other

The Transport Industry Council consists of an independent chairperson and nine members appointed by the Minister for Industrial Relations, including:

  • 1 person nominated by VicRoads (non-voting member)
  • 1 person nominated by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 1 person nominated by the Australian Industry Group
  • 2 persons nominated by the Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • 2 persons nominated by the Victorian Transport Association
  • 2 persons nominated by the Transport Workers Union