Amendments to the Public Transport (Passenger Safety) Act 2008

To create a safer environment for bus drivers and passengers, amendments have been made to the Public Transport (Passenger Safety) Act 2008 to address anti-social behaviour:

  • on a bus or at a bus stop
  • at or in the vicinity of a bus interchange.

What these changes mean

As part of these changes:

  • transit officers can now:
    • issue banning notices to people who engage in offensive, threatening, violent or disorderly conduct
    • arrest or deal with someone for a range of offences including assault and property damage eg. throwing rocks at buses
  • security officers can now:
    • demand a person to supply their name, date of birth and address
    • order a person to get off a bus or to stay away from a bus stop or bus interchange.

Read more about banning notices on the Northern Territory Government website.

Last updated: 16 September 2022

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