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School zones

The School Zones Guidelines have been developed for use by road authorities. The guidelines outline the requirements for the use of traffic control devices around schools and provide detailed guidance on school road safety initiatives. Time of operation application forms are available below:

Where there are conflicting provisions in the guidelines and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the School Zones Guidelines take precedence over the MUTCD.

The School Zone guidelines are issued under the authority of Section 166 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995. The guidelines are considered as 'approved notices' under Section 166 (2) of the Act. The design of, and the methods, standards and procedures in relation to every sign, signal, marking, light or device, which is contained in the guidelines are considered as Official Traffic Signs under and within the meaning of the Act. These devices are erected by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and local governments for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic on the road system in this state.

To find out more, contact your local road safety advisor.

Last updated
24 August 2017