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ROAD SAFETY ACT 1986 - SECT 5AB

Powers of Secretary







S. 5AB(1) amended by Nos 12/2006 s. 179, 81/2006 s. 34, 47/2014 s. 287, 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 6(a)).

    (1)     For the purpose of carrying out the Secretary's functions under this Part and Part 6A, the Secretary may, in accordance with the regulations or the Fines Reform Act 2014 (as the case requires)—

        (a)     register or refuse to register a motor vehicle or a trailer; and

        (b)     renew or refuse to renew the registration of a motor vehicle or a trailer; and

        (c)     transfer or refuse to transfer the registration of a motor vehicle or a trailer from one person to another; and

        (d)     permit or refuse to permit the use of an unregistered motor vehicle or trailer; and

        (e)     impose conditions on the registration of a motor vehicle or a trailer or on a permit to use an unregistered motor vehicle or trailer; and

        (f)     cancel or suspend the registration of a motor vehicle or a trailer; and

S. 5AB(1)(fa) inserted by No. 92/2001 s. 7(b).

        (fa)     enter or refuse to enter a vehicle on the register of written-off vehicles; and

S. 5AB(1)(fb) inserted by No. 92/2001 s. 7(b).

        (fb)     amend or refuse to amend an entry on the register of written-off vehicles; and

S. 5AB(1)(fc) inserted by No. 92/2001 s. 7(b).

        (fc)     remove or refuse to remove an entry from the register of written-off vehicles; and

S. 5AB(1)(g) amended by No. 92/2001 s. 7(c).

        (g)     collect registration and permit fees (including fees in relation to the register of written-off vehicles) determined in accordance with this Act; and

S. 5AB(1)(ga) inserted by No. 49/2004 s. 25.

        (ga)     collect money received on the sale of registration number rights and the issue of non-standard number plates and replacement number plates; and

        (h)     specify a GCM for a motor vehicle in the circumstances envisaged in paragraph (b) of the definition of GCM in section 3(1); and

              (i)     specify a GVM for a motor vehicle or trailer in the circumstances envisaged in paragraph (b) of the definition of GVM in section 3(1); and

S. 5AB(1)(j) amended by No. 79/2000 s. 285(Sch. 1 item 5A) (as amended by No. 46/2001 s. 28).

        (j)     require proof of compliance with the Transport Accident Act 1986 and the Duties Act 2000 ; and

S. 5AB(1)(k) substituted by No. 92/2001 s. 7(d), amended by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 6(a)(ii)).

        (k)     fix fees for services provided by the Secretary in connection with—

              (i)     the registration, or the late renewal of registration, of motor vehicles or trailers;

              (ii)     the issue of number plates, permits, tester's licences and certificates of roadworthiness;

              (iii)     the entry of vehicles on the register of written-off vehicles, the amendment, removal and inspection of entries and the issuing of certificates in relation to information from the register; and

        (l)     exercise other powers conferred by the regulations.

S. 5AB(2) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 6(b)).

    (2)     The Secretary must cause details of fees fixed under subsection (1)(k) to be published in the Government Gazette.

S. 5AC inserted by No. 49/2004 s. 26.



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