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Practical assistance for Owner Drivers

A practical resource to successfully operate your business.

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  • Information about operating an owner driver business.

The Victorian Owner Drivers Information Booklet (DOC 263 KB)DOC icon is a practical resource to assist owner drivers to successfully operate a business. It covers:

  • rights and obligations under the Owner Driver and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 and Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Code of Practice
  • guidance for running a successful small business
  • other laws and regulations that apply to transport activities
  • sources of advice and assistance.

Hirer obligations

Hirers must give a copy of the Information Booklet to owner drivers. The information booklet must be given:
  • at least three business days before the owner driver is engaged, if the owner driver will be engaged for a period of at least 30 days
  • on the thirtieth day, if the owner driver is engaged for a total period of at least 30 days in any three-month period.

These requirements also apply to freight brokers and to tender situations. Learn more about your legal obligations to provide the Information Booklet.

Information Booklet

Download the Booklet below:

Victorian Owner Drivers Information Booklet (DOC 263 KB)DOC icon

Victorian Owner Driver Information Booklet (PDF 258.12 KB)PDF icon