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ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2009 - REG 5

Definitions

In these Regulations—

Reg. 5 def. of 3 axle dog trailer combination revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of 4 axle dog trailer combination revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of administrative fee amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(a)).

"administrative fee" means a fee charged by the Secretary under section 97A of the Act;


"ADR" means Australian Design Rule;

"agricultural combination" means a combination that includes at least one agricultural vehicle;

Reg. 5 def. of agricultural implement substituted by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 4(a).

"agricultural implement" means—

        (a)     a vehicle without its own motive power, not designed to carry a load and used exclusively to perform agricultural tasks; or

        (b)     an agricultural trailer;

"agricultural machine" means a vehicle with its own motive power, built to perform agricultural tasks;

"agricultural task" includes cultivation of land, growing and harvesting of crops and rearing of livestock;

Reg. 5 def. of agricultural trailer inserted by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 4(e).

"agricultural trailer" means a trailer designed to carry a load and used exclusively to perform agricultural tasks, but does not include a semi-trailer or a trailer to which regulation 12(g) applies;

"agricultural vehicle" means an agricultural implement or agricultural machine;

"agricultural vehicle area of operation" means an area declared under regulation 6(a) as an agricultural vehicle area of operation;

Reg. 5 def. of appointment fee revoked by S.R. No. 51/2011 reg. 22(a).

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"approved air suspension system" , in relation to a vehicle, means a suspension system where—

        (a)     vertical movement between each axle and the body of the vehicle is controlled by variations in the pressure of air in an air spring; and

        (b)     the proportion of the vehicle's mass that is borne by the air spring remains substantially constant despite variations in the pressure of air in the air spring; and

        (c)     in the case of an axle group, is a load sharing suspension system;

Reg. 5 def. of approved form amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(a)).

"approved form" means a form approved by the Secretary under these Regulations;

Reg. 5 def. of approved training scheme inserted by S.R. No. 118/2015 reg. 5.

"approved training scheme" has the same meaning as it has in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 ;

Reg. 5 def. of articulated bus revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of association amended by S.R. No. 201/2014 reg. 4(a).

"association" means an association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 ;

"ATM "means aggregate trailer mass;

"Australian court "means any court or Tribunal of a State or Territory of Australia;

"authorised officer" means a person authorised under regulation 7 ;

"axle group" means a single axle group, tandem axle group, twinsteer axle group, tri-axle group, quad-axle group or oversize tri-axle group;

Reg. 5 def. of B-double revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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"bicycle carrier" means a device that can be attached to the rear of a motor vehicle to enable one or more bicycles to be carried by the vehicle, but does not include a trailer;

"bus" means a motor vehicle built mainly to carry people and that seats over 9 adults (including the driver);

"centre line", in relation to an axle, means—

        (a)     in the case of an axle consisting of one shaft, a line parallel to the length of the axle and passing through its centre; and

        (b)     in the case of an axle consisting of 2 shafts, a line that is in the vertical plane passing through the centre of both shafts and that passes through the centres of the wheels on the shafts;

Reg. 5 def. of centre of an axle group amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(a).

"centre of an axle group" means—

        (a)     a line located midway between the centre lines of the outermost axles of the group; or

        (b)     if the group consists of 2 axles, one of which is fitted with twice the number of tyres as the other axle—a line located one third of the way from the centre line of the axle with more tyres towards the centre line of the axle with fewer tyres;

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Figure 2:     Illustration showing the centre of a typical tandem axle group fitted with an unequal number of tyres on each axle.

"certificate of approved operations" means a certificate issued in respect of a vehicle in accordance with regulation 21;

Reg. 5 def. of certificate of inspection amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(a)).

"certificate of inspection" means a certificate issued by the Secretary that—

        (a)     specifies the components of the vehicle requiring inspection; and

        (b)     states that the components are not defective;

"certificate of roadworthiness" means a certificate issued under Part 6.4 of Chapter 6 by a licensed tester;

Reg. 5 def. of charitable body amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(b)).

"charitable body" means an association or a corporation, the principal purpose of which is to provide assistance to the community or animals for reasons other than profit;

Reg. 5 def. of class 1 notice amended as class O notice by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(b), amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(c)).

class O notice means a notice published by the Secretary under regulation 178;

Reg. 5 def. of class 2 notice revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of class 3 notice revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of class 1 permit amended as class O permit by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(c), amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(c)).

class O permit means a permit issued by the Secretary under regulation 180;

Reg. 5 def. of class 2 permit revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of class 3 permit revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of class 1 vehicle amended as class O vehicle by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(d).

class O vehicle has the meaning given in regulation 177 ;

Reg. 5 def. of class 2 vehicle revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of class 3 vehicle revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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"combination" means a group of vehicles consisting of a motor vehicle connected to one or more other vehicles;

"compliance plate" has the same meaning as in Schedule 4;

Reg. 5 def. of compliant system of electronic stability control amended by S.R. No. 133/2013 reg. 4.

"compliant system of electronic stability control" means a system of electronic stability control that—

        (a)     complies with the United Nations electronic stability control standard; or

        (b)     has been determined to be acceptably equivalent to that standard by the Corporation under regulation 33 as in force before 1 November 2013; or

        (c)     complies with ADR 31/02 or ADR 35/03;

Reg. 5 def. of complying bus substituted by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 4(b).

"complying bus" means a bus that—

        (a)     has two or three axles and a single steer axle; and

        (b)     is fitted with a compliance plate in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 of the Commonwealth indicating that the bus was manufactured after June 1994; and

        (c)     meets the emergency exit specifications set out in ADR 44; and

        (d)     meets the rollover strength specifications set out in ADR 59; and

        (e)     meets the occupant protection specifications set out in ADR 68; and

        (f)     is equipped with an approved air suspension system;

"container vehicle" means a 3 axle prime mover and tri-axle semi-trailer combination carrying one or more containers when—

        (a)     operating on a container vehicle route; or

        (b)     operating solely within a container vehicle area of operation;

"container vehicle area of operation" means an area declared under regulation 6(b) as a container vehicle area of operation;

"container vehicle route" means a route over highways declared under regulation 6(d) as a container vehicle route;

Reg. 5 def. of controlled access bus amended by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 4(c), revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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converter dolly means a trailer with one axle group or single axle and a fifth wheel coupling, designed to convert a semi-trailer into a dog trailer;

"corresponding registration authority" means a person or body appointed under the law of another State or a Territory that has responsibility for the registration of vehicles in that State or Territory;

"current certificate of roadworthiness" means a certificate of roadworthiness issued not more than 30 days previously;

daytime means the period beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset;

"dealer "means a licensed motor car trader within the meaning of the Motor Car Traders Act 1986 ;

Reg. 5 def. of declared apprentice-ship inserted by S.R. No. 118/2015 reg. 5, revoked by S.R. No. 89/2018 reg. 5(1).

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"dog trailer" means a trailer, including a trailer consisting of a semi-trailer and converter dolly, with—

        (a)     one axle group or single axle at the front that is steered by connection to the towing vehicle by a drawbar; and

        (b)     one axle group or single axle at the rear;

Reg. 5 def. of domestic partner substituted by S.R. No. 201/2014 reg. 4(b).

"domestic partner "of a person means an adult person to whom the person is not married but with whom the person is in a relationship as a couple where one or each of them provides personal or financial commitment and support of a domestic nature for the material benefit of the other, irrespective of their genders and whether or not they are living under the same roof, but does not include a person who provides domestic support and personal care to the person—

        (a)     for fee or reward; or

        (b)     on behalf of another person or an organisation (including a government or government agency, a body corporate or a charitable or benevolent organisation);

"drawbar" means a part of a trailer, other than a semi-trailer, that connects the trailer body to a coupling for towing purposes;

Reg. 5 def. of electric powered passenger car inserted by S.R. No. 136/2010 reg. 4.

"electric powered passenger car "means a vehicle that is a passenger car (MA) equipped to run solely on electricity and that is not a vehicle referred to in item 7 of the Table to Schedule 3;

"eligible beneficiary" means a person who is an eligible beneficiary within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004 ;

"eligible pensioner" means a person who is an eligible pensioner within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004 ;

Reg. 5 def. of eligible vehicle amended by S.R. No. 116/2010 reg. 5.

"eligible vehicle" (except in Part 3.4 of Chapter 3) means a vehicle that is eligible for registration in accordance with regulation 14 ;

Reg. 5 def. of escort vehicle substituted by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 4(d), amended by S.R. Nos 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(e), 201/2014 reg. 4(c).

"escort vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is being used for the purpose of—

        (a)     transporting an authorised officer, a police officer or another person authorised to direct traffic; and

        (b)     warning other highway users of the presence of a class O vehicle;

"fifth wheel coupling" means a device, other than an upper rotating element and a kingpin, used with a prime mover, semi-trailer or converter dolly to—

        (a)     permit quick coupling and uncoupling; and

        (b)     provide for articulation;

forward-control passenger vehicle (MB) has the same meaning as in the relevant design rules;

full volume has the same meaning as in regulation 3 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989 of the Commonwealth;

"GCM" (gross combination mass) has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

"ground clearance", in relation to a vehicle, means the minimum distance to the ground, measured with the vehicle fully laden, from a point on the underside of the vehicle, except a point on a tyre, wheel, wheel hub, brake backing plate or flexible mudguard or mudflap of the vehicle;

"ground contact width"—

        (a)     in relation to an axle, means the distance between the outermost point of ground contact of the outside tyres on each end of the axle; and

        (b)     in relation to an axle group, means the greatest ground contact width of all the axles in the group;

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Figure 3:     Illustration of ground contact width of an axle.

"GTM" (gross trailer mass) means the mass transmitted to the ground by the axles of a trailer when the trailer is loaded to its GVM and connected to the vehicle towing it;

"GTMR "means gross trailer mass rating;

"GVM" has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

Reg. 5 def. of hauling unit revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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"hazardous area" means an area in respect of which a declaration under regulation 262 is in force;

Reg. 5 def. of heavy trailer amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(f).

"heavy trailer" means a trailer or semi-trailer which is a heavy vehicle;

"high-beam", in relation to a headlight fitted to a vehicle, means the light is built or adjusted so that, when the vehicle is standing on level ground, the top of the main beam of light projected is above the low-beam position;

"hybrid vehicle "means a vehicle equipped to run on electricity and another fuel or other fuels;

"identification plate" has the same meaning as in the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 of the Commonwealth;

"illegally imported", in relation to a motor vehicle or vehicle part, means a motor vehicle or vehicle part that—

        (a)     must not be imported into Australia unless it has an approval under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 of the Commonwealth; and

        (b)     has been imported without that approval or in contravention of a condition of that approval;

"indivisible item" means an item that cannot be divided without extreme effort, expense or risk of damage to it;

"jinker" means an axle or axle group that—

        (a)     is built to support part of a load; and

        (b)     is connected to the vehicle in front of it by the load or a pole or cable;

"km/h" means kilometres per hour;

Reg. 5 def. of large indivisible item amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(g).

"large indivisible item" means an indivisible item that cannot be carried on any vehicle without the vehicle exceeding a dimension limit relevant to the vehicle under Part 5.1 of Chapter 5;

Reg. 5 def. of light combination inserted by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(2).

"light combination" means a combination that does not include a heavy vehicle;

"light motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle with an MRC not exceeding 4·5 tonnes;

Reg. 5 def. of light trailer inserted by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(2).

"light trailer" means a trailer with an MRC not exceeding 4·5 tonnes;

Reg. 5 def. of light vehicle substituted by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(h).

"light vehicle" means a light motor vehicle or light trailer;


"load", in relation to a vehicle, includes anything that is removed from the vehicle when not in use;

"load-carrying vehicle "means a vehicle that is carrying, or is built to carry, a load;

"load-sharing suspension system" means an axle group suspension system that—

        (a)     is built to divide the load between the tyres on the group so that no tyre carries a mass more than 10% greater than the mass it would carry if the load were divided equally; and

        (b)     has effective damping characteristics on all axles of the group;

"low-beam", in relation to a headlight or front fog light fitted to a vehicle, means the headlight or front fog light is built or adjusted so that, when the vehicle is standing on level ground, the top of the main beam of light projected is—

        (a)     not higher than the centre of the headlight or fog light, when measured at a point 8·0 metres in front of the vehicle; and

        (b)     not more than 1·0 metre higher than the level on which the motor vehicle is standing, when measured at a point 25·0 metres in front of the vehicle;

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Figure 4:     Illustration of a low-beam headlight.

Reg. 5 def. of low floor bus inserted by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 4(e), revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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"low loader" means a semi-trailer—

        (a)     with a loading deck no more than 1·0 metre above the ground; or

        (b)     if there is more than one loading deck, the longest loading deck is no more than 1·0 metre above the ground;

"low loader dolly" means a mass-distributing trailer that—

        (a)     is usually coupled between a prime mover and a low loader;

        (b)     consists of a rigid frame;

        (c)     does not directly carry any load on itself; and

        (d)     is equipped with one or more axles, a kingpin and a fifth wheel coupling;

"major road" means a highway declared under regulation 6(e) as a major road;

"motor car trader" has the same meaning as it has in the Motor Car Traders Act 1986 ;

"MRC" (mass rating for charging) in relation to a vehicle, means—

        (a)     the maximum mass of the vehicle, including any load, recorded on the compliance plate as the GVM, GTMR or ATM of the vehicle; or

        (b)     in relation to a vehicle for which there is no compliance plate—its operating mass;

Reg. 5 def. of national heavy vehicle number plate inserted by S.R. No. 89/2018 reg. 5(2).

"national heavy vehicle number plate" means a number plate assigned to a heavy vehicle;

Reg. 5 def. of NHVR Code of Practice for the Approval of Heavy Vehicle Modifications inserted by S.R. No. 23/2014 reg. 3.

NHVR Code of Practice for the Approval of Heavy Vehicle Modifications means the NHVR Code of Practice for the Approval of Heavy Vehicle Modifications as published from time to time by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator within the meaning of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria).

night means the period beginning at sunset and ending at sunrise;

"nominated configuration" means the configuration in which a heavy vehicle will operate for the registration period, as nominated by the registered operator of the vehicle;

"off-road passenger vehicle (MC)" has the same meaning as in the relevant design rules;

"operating mass" , in relation to a vehicle, means the maximum mass of the vehicle, including any load;

"operations plate" means a plate placed on a vehicle in accordance with regulation 21;

"oversize tri-axle group" means a group of 3 axles in which the horizontal distance between the centre lines of each axle is 1·8 metres;

"passenger car (MA)" has the same meaning as in the relevant design rules;

"pig trailer" means a trailer—

        (a)     with one axle group or single axle near the middle of its load-carrying surface; and

        (b)     that connects to the vehicle towing it by a drawbar;

Reg. 5 def. of pilot vehicle amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(i).

"pilot vehicle" means a vehicle, other than an escort vehicle, being used to warn other highway users of the presence of a class O vehicle;

"pole-type trailer" means a trailer that—

        (a)     is attached to the vehicle towing it by means of a pole or an attachment fitted to a pole; and

        (b)     is ordinarily used for transporting loads, such as logs, pipes, structural members or other long objects, that are generally capable of supporting themselves like beams between supports;

"primary producer" means a person—

        (a)     engaged solely or substantially in agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, dairying, pastoral or other like activities; or

        (b)     who is the holder of a licence under the Fisheries Act 1995 to take fish for sale;

Reg. 5 def. of primary producer vehicle amended by S.R. No. 26/2013 reg. 10(1).

"primary producer vehicle" means a vehicle referred to in item 6 of the Table to Schedule 3;


"public auction "means an auction that is open to the general public;

"quad-axle group" means a group of 4 axles, in which the horizontal distance between the centre lines of the outermost axles is more than 3·2 metres but not more than 4·9 metres;

"rear overhang" means the distance between the rear overhang line and the rear of the vehicle;

"rear overhang line" , in relation to a vehicle, means—

        (a)     if there is a single axle at the rear of the vehicle, the centre line of the axle; or

        (b)     if there is an axle group at the rear of the vehicle, the centre of the axle group, determined without regard to the presence of any steerable axle unless all axles in the group are steerable;

"recreation motor cycle" means a motor cycle with 2 wheels that—

        (a)     is generally constructed so that it will not cause, or be likely to cause, a danger to its driver or to any person on a highway; and

        (b)     is so constructed that its driver has a sufficient view of traffic to its front and rear and to both sides to enable the driver to drive it safely; and

        (c)     has a braking system comprising brakes fitted to both wheels of the vehicle; and

        (d)     has fixed to it—

              (i)     one headlamp;

              (ii)     one rear red lamp;

              (iii)     one rear red brake lamp; and

        (e)     if fitted with an internal combustion engine, has securely fixed to its engine a silencing device constructed so that—

              (i)     all the exhaust gases from the engine pass through the silencer in a manner which prevents undue noise; and

              (ii)     there is no attached cut-out or device capable of producing an open exhaust; and

        (f)     is not used to carry goods or passengers;

"registered vehicle" means—

        (a)     a vehicle registered under Part 2 of the Act; or

        (b)     a vehicle the registration of which under Part 2 of the Act has expired—

              (i)     in the case of a vehicle that was registered for part of a year, in the preceding 12 months; or

              (ii)     in any other case, in the preceding 3 months;

Reg. 5 def. of registration fee amended by S.R. No. 26/2013 reg. 10(2).

"registration fee" means the fee (if any) for registration or renewal of registration of a vehicle as determined under section 9 of the Act or regulation 101 or 102;

Reg. 5 def. of registration number amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(d)).

"registration number" means a combination of one or more letters or numbers (or both) determined by the Secretary;


"registration period "means the period during which a motor vehicle is registered;

Reg. 5 def. of relevant design rules amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(j).

"relevant design rules "means Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule—Definitions and Vehicle Categories) Compilation 3, dated 19 September 2007, published by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Transport;

"residential address", in relation to a corporation, means its registered office or any place recorded in the register as its residential address or business address;

Reg. 5 def. of retractable axle revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of road friendly suspension revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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Reg. 5 def. of Road Rules amended by S.R. No. 42/2017 reg. 12.

"Road Rules" means the Road Safety Road Rules 2017;

Reg. 5 def. of road train revoked by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(1).

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"safety risk" means danger to a person, to property or to the environment;

"security interest" means an interest in, or a power over, goods that secures payment of a debt or other pecuniary obligation or the performance of any other obligation and includes any interest in, or power over, goods of a lessor, owner or other supplier of goods, but does not include a possessory lien or pledge;

"short term unregistered vehicle permit "means a permit granted under Part 3.2 of Chapter 3 of these Regulations for the purposes of section 7(1) of the Act;

"single axle" means an axle not forming part of an axle group;

"single axle group" means a group of 2 or more axles, in which the horizontal distance between the centre lines of the outermost axles is less than 1·0 metre;

Reg. 5 def. of special purpose vehicle amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(k)(l).

"special purpose vehicle" means—

        (a)     a light vehicle (other than a caravan, a mobile home, a mobile library, a mobile workshop, a mobile laboratory, a mobile billboard) where the primary purpose for which it was built, or permanently modified, was not the carriage of goods or passengers; or

        (b)     any of the following light vehicles—

              (i)     a forklift;

              (ii)     a straddle carrier;

              (iii)     a mobile cherry picker;

              (iv)     a mobile crane;

"special work vehicle "means a motor vehicle that—

        (a)     is a light motor vehicle not constructed as a tractor; and

        (b)     is primarily constructed and used for off road transportation; and

        (c)     is undertaking agricultural, maintenance or service tasks; and

        (d)     does not comply with an ADR;

Reg. 5 def. of specially constructed motor vehicle amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(e)).

"specially constructed motor vehicle" means a vehicle that is—

        (a)     not designed primarily for carrying passengers or goods on a highway; and

        (b)     determined by the Secretary to be a specially constructed motor vehicle;

"sporting body" means an association or corporation the principal purpose of which is to facilitate and co-ordinate the sporting activities of its members;

"spouse" , in relation to a person, means a person to whom the person is married;

"standard number plate" means a number plate that, at the time of issue, is of the design, size, colour and material of number plates then generally issued on payment of the basic fee prescribed for the issue of number plates;

Reg. 5 def. of standards for registration substituted by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 5(3)(m).

"standards for registration" means—

        (a)     for a heavy vehicle, the heavy vehicle standards within the meaning of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria) and if the heavy vehicle is a bus Division 18 of Part 8 of Schedule 2; and

        (b)     for any other vehicle, the Vehicle Standards set out in Schedule 2;

tandem axle group means a group of at least 2 axles, in which the horizontal distance between the centre lines of the outermost axles is at least 1·0 metre, but not more than 2·0 metres;

"the Act" means the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

Reg. 5 def. of trade plate amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(f)).

trade plate means a plate issued by the Secretary under Division 2 of Part 3.3 of Chapter 3;

Reg. 5 def. of transfer fee amended by S.R. No. 51/2011 reg. 22(b).

"transfer fee" means the fee (if any) for transfer of registration of a vehicle payable under regulation 103;

"transport accident charge" means a charge payable under Part 7 of the Transport Accident Act 1986 ;

"tri-axle group" means a group of at least 3 axles, in which the horizontal distance between the centre lines of the outermost axles is more than 2·0 metres, but not more than 3·2 metres;

"twinsteer axle group" means a group of 2 axles—

        (a)     with single tyres; and

        (b)     fitted to a motor vehicle; and

        (c)     connected to the same steering mechanism; and

        (d)     the horizontal distance between the centre lines of which is at least 1·0 metre, but not more than 2·0 metres;

"unladen mass" means the mass of a vehicle without any load;

"United Nations electronic stability control standard "means Global technical regulation No. 8 published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and established in the Global Registry on 26 June 2008 [ECE/TRANS/180/Add.8], as amended by the Corrigendum established in the Global Registry on 12 November 2008 [ECE/TRANS/180/Add.8/Corr.2];

"urban area" means an area declared under regulation 6(f) as an urban area;

"used", in relation to a vehicle referred to in regulation 25(g) , means—

        (a)     previously registered in Victoria or elsewhere; or

        (b)     used in Victoria or elsewhere in circumstances in which it was not required to be registered, otherwise than in connection with the delivery and sale of the vehicle;

Reg. 5 def. of vehicle fee code amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 1(f)).

"vehicle fee code" means a combination of 2, 3 or 4 letters or numbers or both, chosen and used by the Secretary to designate the registration fee for a vehicle;

"vehicle registration authority", in relation to a vehicle, means—

        (a)     the authority that last registered the vehicle; or

        (b)     if the vehicle has not been registered, the authority responsible for registering vehicles in the jurisdiction in which the vehicle is used or is intended to be used;

"vehicle standards "means the standards for registration described in clause 1 of Schedule 2;

"wheelbase", in relation to a vehicle, means the distance from the centre line of the vehicle's foremost axle to the rear overhang line;

"yellow" includes amber.

Reg. 6 (Heading) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 2).

Reg. 6 amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 3).



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