Review of Victorian laws governing owner drivers and forestry contractors

The Victorian Government is undertaking a review of the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 (ODFC Act) and the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Regulations 2006 (Regulations).

The purpose of the Review is to consider the changes that have occurred within the Victorian transport and forestry industries and at the national level, since the introduction of the ODFC Act and Regulations in 2005.

The Review will explore whether any changes could be made to the ODFC Act and Regulations to improve the position of owner drivers and forestry contractors, while ensuring a competitive and fair operating environment for small businesses in Victoria.

The Terms of Reference for the Review is available on the website.

Submissions to the review closed on 31 January 2017, and the Victorian Government will now carefully consider the content of these submissions.

Page last updated: 6 February 2017