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CPV additional industry obligations

Why are these additional obligations in place?

As a part of Victoria’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) industry has additional health and safety obligations. These will help the industry to maintain a COVIDSafe workplace and prepare for a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Who do the additional obligations apply to?

The workplace directions apply to CPV drivers, vehicle owners and booking service providers. More specifically, these Directions apply to a person who owns, controls or operates a vehicle when it is being used to provide a commercial passenger vehicle service, for example:

  • any owner driver, including those who lease the vehicle
  • any vehicle owner who engages drivers to provide commercial passenger vehicle services using their vehicle
  • any booking service provider that owns vehicles used to provide commercial passenger vehicle services.

What are the additional obligations?

If the additional obligations apply to you, you must clean your vehicle regularly and consult with anyone who drives for you, to identify and manage any health and safety risks.

You may be able to meet the cleaning requirement included in the Workplace Direction by meeting the CPV cleaning regulations that were introduced in November 2020.

Find more information on the CPV cleaning regulations page.

Who will be enforcing these obligations?

An Authorised Officer or inspector appointed by the Victorian WorkCover Authority under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 may inspect a CPV to make sure you are meeting the obligations.

How will compliance be checked?

Authorised Officers may conduct both planned and random activity to check if CPV owners, drivers, and booking service providers are following current requirements.

What are the penalties for not complying?

It is an offence to provide false and misleading information and to not comply with the new Workplace Directions. Penalties range from $9,913 to $99,132.