The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (the Standards) are a set of rules that all public transport providers must follow to make sure that public transport is accessible to people with disability.
This includes buses, trains, trams, ferries, taxis and airlines.
An important aim of the Standards is to make sure public transport providers are meeting their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
Every 5 years, the Australian Government reviews the Standards to see how well they are working.
As part of the review, the Government asks individuals and organisations to share their experiences using public transport and ideas for how to make it more accessible. You can read the discussion paper in Easy Read here: https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/have-your-say/2022-review-disability-standards-accessible-public-transport-2002
We made a submission to the review about how the Standards must address the access needs of people with an intellectual disability. You can read it here: