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Support for transport and forestry small businesses

Improving the position of small businesses in the transport and forestry industries

On this page

  • Links to practical assistance for owner drivers and hirers
  • Links to practical assistance for forestry contractors and hirers
The Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 aims to improve the position of small businesses in the transport and forestry industries by providing information and support to run successful businesses. 

Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Code of Practice

The Code operates in three ways:

  1. The Code establishes mandatory requirements that must be complied with;
  2. The Code provides guidance to hirers and contractors, to the Victorian Small Business Commission and to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on conduct that is likely to be unconscionable conduct and contract terms that are likely to be unjust contract terms.
  3. The Code also describes industry best practice.

Assistance for owner drivers

As an owner driver you can get help to improve your business skills and better understand your costs structures and contracts.

Owner drivers and hirers

Assistance for forestry contractors 

As a harvesting and haulage contractor (forestry contractors) you can get help to improve your business skills and better understand your costs structures and contractors.  

Forestry contractors and hirers